• 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.
  • Guadalupe Basin Natural Resource Center
    Guadalupe Basin Natural Resource Center
  • Water Sample Collection
    Water Sample Collection
  • Environmental Lab
    Environmental Lab
  • Education Program
    Education Program

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

July - October 2021

The 18th Annual River Clean Up will be held from July 1 - October 31, 2021.  You can conduct your cleanup in small groups, at your own pace, and when you have time.  You can also register for more than one cleanup day.  UGRA, with the support of many community partners, will provide cleanup supplies and coordinate trash disposal.  Volunteers will receive an Annual River Clean Up t-shirt, other freebies, and an entry in the prize drawing.

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

  • Rainbarrel
  • Artworkshop19

Summer Art Camp

July 26 - July 30, 2021

The Hill Country Arts Foundation is teaming up with UGRA to offer a fun and challenging workshop for ages 9 and up.  Participants will make art from items removed from the Guadalupe River during the 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