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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Comal River at New Braunfels are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 39.28 ft on 10/17/1998
(2) 37.65 ft on 10/17/1870
(3) 36.91 ft on 07/08/1869
(4) 36.55 ft on 05/11/1972
(5) 36.14 ft on 09/11/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.54 ft on 10/14/2021
(2) 20.32 ft on 10/30/2015
(3) 28.64 ft on 06/09/2010
(4) 22.43 ft on 11/22/2004
(5) 19.73 ft on 07/09/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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36 Life threatening flooding. Tens of homes destroyed, hundreds severely damaged in New Braunfels to below Seguin. Turbulent flow is hundreds of yards wide, trapping residents in homes and autos. Roads, streets and bridges flood rapidly to severe levels.
33 Disastrous flooding is life threatening. Flow is well into residential areas and can trap people in their homes. Roads and streets are severely flooded and extremely dangerous.
30 Flooding is life threatening. Several homes are flooded in the Comal River flood plain. Lowest businesses flood near San Antonio Street. Many people are cut off as numerous streets and roads flood and are extremely dangerous.
26 Major flooding reaches lowest residences in New Braunfels. Numerous streets and bridges are flooded and very dangerous. Businesses near San Antonio Street flood.
23 Major flooding impacts the tube chute at Prince Solms Park and floods the lower deck of a restuarant downstream. Residences are threatened downstream and upstream. Numerous roads, streets and bridges are very dangerous.
19 Moderate flooding threatens lowest businesses in the vicinity of San Antonio Street. Numerous secondary roads and streets in the Comal River flood plain are flooded in New Braunfels.
15 Moderate lowland flooding closes many secondary roads and streets making them and low bridges dangerous to motorists. The tube chute at Prince Solms Park is flooded to the walkway across the low dam.
11 Minor lowland flooding extends into low areas near the tube chute at Prince Solms Park above San Antonio Street and low areas of the flood plain.

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2090 Airport Road
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 629-0130
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