Upper Guadalupe River Authority

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.

20th Annual River Clean Up - July 22, 2023

Register for the River Clean Up Today!

The event is a great way for family, friends, coworkers, church groups, or individuals to come together as a community for the purpose of cleaning up the Guadalupe River and its watershed here in Kerr County. The River Clean Up will be headquartered at Flat Rock Park in Kerrville. Upon returning to Flat Rock Park with collected garbage, volunteers can check out the ecological fair, enjoy refreshments, and socialize. There will also be a prize drawing and awards for the biggest and most unusual items! For more information, visit the River Clean Up webpage.

Visit the EduScape

Take a self-guided tour of the UGRA EduScape! This award-winning demonstration garden features over 1,000 native plants, rain gardens, rainwater collection, and pervious walkways.  Learn More 

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Rainwater Catchment System Rebate Program

If you have installed or upgraded your rainwater harvesting system in Kerr County within the last 12 months, you might be eligible for a rebate of 50% of the purchase price up to $500. This rebate helps to promote water conservation and watershed stewardship through rainwater harvesting so we encourage you to read the program's guidelines and apply today!

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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