• 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
  • Water Sample Collection
    Water Sample Collection
  • Water and Sediment Control Basin
    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.

Let's Keep Our River CLean

Over 21 Tons of Trash Removed in 2018

UGRA's Trash Free Initiative program is comprised of year round routine garbage pickup at river crossings and the annual river clean up.  In 2018, these programs removed over 42,000 pounds of trash from in and around the Guadalupe River and its tributaries in Kerr County.

Water & Sediment Control Basins

Water and sediment control basins slow down overland flood pulses and prevent the initial flood of water from rushing downstream and leaving Kerr County.  This allows for the slow release of flood water to enhance river flow over a longer period of time, a reduction in potential erosion, and reduced sedimentation of the river.   UGRA’s first water and sediment control basin was completed in November 2012.  Learn More

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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 $100. 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