• The start of the Guadalupe River. The South Fork (left) and the North Fork (right) come together in Hunt, TX.
    The start of the Guadalupe River. The South Fork (left) and the North Fork (right) come together in Hunt, TX.
  • Education Program
    Education Program
  • Guadalupe Basin Natural Resource Center
    Guadalupe Basin Natural Resource Center
  • Water Sample Collection
    Water Sample Collection
  • Water and Sediment Control Basin
    Water and Sediment Control Basin

Welcome to the UGRA

The Guadalupe River originates in Western Kerr County, deep in the Texas Hill Country. This beautiful spring fed river is one of the highest rated recreational and scenic rivers in Texas and is Kerr County's central asset.

The Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA) was created as a conservation and reclamation district by the Texas Legislatures in 1939. In short, the mission of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority is to protect, develop, and manage the water quantity, quality, and sustainability in the Guadalupe River watershed in Kerr County.

Water Quality Concerns for Summer

Recent Concerns for Blue-green Algae

UGRA has recently received a number of inquiries about the potential for blue-green algae in Kerr County streams. The concern is raised due to recent reports that dogs have died after coming in contact with blue-green algae in Texas waterways.  Click the heading above to read more about blue-green algae and tips for healthy summer swimming.

Giant Cane Management

UGRA is collaborating with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) to combat invasive Arundo donax or giant cane along our waterways. This program, “Healthy Creeks Initiative” is a partnership with landowners to protect and improve water quality and habitat health along rivers and creeks in the headwaters of the Guadalupe River watershed. Learn More

  • Arundo
  • Arundo
  • Rcu18A
  • RCU18b

Summer Art Camp for Teens

JULY 29 - AUGUST 2, 2019

The Hill Country Arts Foundation is teaming up with UGRA to offer a fun and challenging workshop for teens!  This camp consists of making art from the found objects removed from the Guadalupe River over the course of UGRA’s Annual River Clean Up. Learn More


Plateau Water Planning Group ( PWPG )

Located on the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau, the six-county Plateau Water Planning Group (PWPG) stretches from the United States-Mexican border in the west to the Texas Hill Country in the east. The region includes portions of the Colorado, Guadalupe, Nueces, Rio Grande, and San Antonio river basins. PWPG is a one of the 16 planning groups working under the oversight of the Texas Water Development Board. Learn More