- Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:35 pm
While I do understand that the dams need MAJOR work to remain safe, this is another instance of the River Authorities being totally and completely untouchable by the public. The directors are appointed by...the Governor, and they answer to...the Governor and only the Governor. LCRA has grossly screwed up the Colorado River bass spawn for the last 3 years, and it showed last Sunday...17 bass with only 4 weighing over 1 pound. Somehow, as citizens of the State of TEXAS, we need to bring some control of the PUBLIC rivers back to the PUBLIC!!! I feel very badly for the property owners along the Guadalupe, who paid dearly for the waterfront, and typically carry a large percentage of the tax burden for the entire county, but cannot cry for them because their weekend getaway has a little more backyard than it used to. The only answer I see is to make the River Authority answerable to us, not the Governor, and somehow get them back to their roots of electricity sales, not screwing up the few enjoyable water recreation areas that are left.