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Comal River temporarily closed after heavy rainfall

City officials will reportedly reassess the river Friday morning to determine if the river can open to the public.
Credit: KENS 5

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — The Comal River in New Braunfels is temporarily closed Thursday after heavy rain led to an increased flow of water in the river.

On Thursday evening, the New Braunfels Police Department said the current river flow is "measuring over 400cfs with poor water clarity and debris along the riverbanks and at the Tube Chute dam."

City officials will reportedly reassess the river Friday morning to determine if the river can open to the public.

This comes after the river was closed Saturday due to heavy rainfall. Our KENS 5 weather team has your latest forecast here. If the rain continues, future closures of the river could occur.

Heavy Rains Prompt Temporary Closure of Comal River Heavy rains have caused an increased flow of water in the Comal...

Posted by New Braunfels Police Department on Thursday, June 3, 2021

Take a look at the Comal River Thursday evening through the Chopper 5 camera: