Regional Emergency Alert Network (REAN): If there is a significant natural or man-made emergency in your area – flood, tornado, hazardous material spill, etc. – local officials have the ability to send messages to all standard voice and text communication devices you register making you aware of the situation and giving you instructions on how to respond by using a “Alert” emergency call-out system. Register on this site to recieve these notifications:
Contact list of area, county and state government officials:
GBRA Rules and Regulations
GBRA website for detailed lake information:
Independent Expert Panel Report (defining lake zones):
The maps below were presented by the GBRA on their GVLakes.com informational website.
Prohibited unsafe zones are shown in red and NO activities on or in the water are allowed in these zones. There are (or were, before the Oct 2021 flood) large floating signs in these areas specifying where they begin.
Restricted unsafe zones are marked in yellow. Boats are allowed in these areas, including kayaks and paddleboards, but there are NO "in-water" activities allowed which includes swimming, tubing and wading. Again, there are (or were, before the Oct 2021 flood) large floating signs specifying where these zones begin.
If you want to zoom in closer on a specific part of the lake, the interactive map is found here: https://gbra.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4fd51c3ab4054a3f9c3cfe9b9038fc1c
The GVLakes website has a good FAQ section if you have more questions about these zones or about the Independent Expert Panel Report which recommended them: https://gvlakes.com/faqs/
Prohibited and Restricted Unsafe Zones for All GV Lakes:
Prohibited and Restricted Unsafe Zones for Meadow Lake:
Latest river forecast from National Weather Service:
Tune in to KWED 1580 am for the latest information about local flooding in Guadalupe County, provided by GBRA and local emergency management officials
Invasive Zebra Mussels
Invasive zebra mussels have devastating economic, recreational and environmental impacts. Because of this, state regulations require draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters. Please follow the recommendations from Texas Parks & Wildlife to protect Meadow Lake and the other lakes in Texas from invasive zebra mussels. More information can be found at https://texasinvasives.org/zebramussels/