• 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.

17th Annual River Clean Up

Postponed

We are disappointed to announce that we have decided to postpone the UGRA Annual River Clean Up and will not hold the event on July 25th.

LARGE RAINWATER SYSTEM INCENTIVE

Apply today for up to $2,500 towards the construction of a rainwater catchment system.  Applications are due November 30th.  Learn More

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Water Quality Concerns for Summer

Are you concerned about the potential for blue-green algae in Kerr County?  This "UGRA Currents" article provides more information as well as this article from Texas A&M.

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