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 the health of the Guadalupe River watershed in Kerr County by managing water quality and water quantity, promoting stewardship, and providing services to support our communities.

Water Professionals Scholarship

Application due March 15

The UGRA Water Professionals Scholarship assists Schreiner University students in their pursuit of a higher education and a potential career in Texas water resources management, conservation, or stewardship. Recipients will be awarded $10,000 for the 2024-2025 school year and complete an internship at UGRA giving valuable hands-on experience. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2024.

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