|Photo By Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News|
The river bed was mostly dry Tuesday, slowly baking and cracking in the sun, and the pools of the water that remained were shallow and still. It's the third time in five years that stretches of the Guadalupe above Canyon Lake have effectively gone dry, conditions not been seen in the preceding five decades.
“This is what you call dry,” said Mendoza, who has worked for the USGS for 25 years. “I don't think I've ever seen it like this.”
The river is so low that the Guadalupe River State Park had to shut off water to toilets and showers this week, but will resupply two campgrounds by the weekend.
The drought, now well into its third year, has also forced a water district in Kendall County to ban sprinklers.
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