• 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
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    Water Sample Collection
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    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.

River Clean Up Art Contest

Entries Due May 8, 2020

UGRA is holding an art contest to design the Annual River Clean Up t-shirt and we need your help!  We encourage Kerr County students kindergarten through 12th grade to create a drawing and submit it to UGRA by May 8, 2020.  The contest is free to enter and the winner will have their artwork and name printed on the 2020 River Clean Up t-shirts and receive $100 cash!

Water Quality Concerns for Summer

UGRA has recently received a number of inquiries about the potential for blue-green algae in Kerr County.  This August 2019 "UGRA Currents" article provides more information as well as this article from Texas A&M

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Rainwater Rebates

UGRA has a rebate program to promote water conservation and watershed stewardship through rainwater harvesting.  Your recent purchase of equipment for rainwater harvesting could earn you up to $200. 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