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Difficulty II(III)
Length 4.9 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 07/22/2015 8:27 pm

River Description


Johnson Creek is the most urban of urban runs, and beta on it is included here largely to underscore the fact that the risks associated with this run are very likely not worth the gain.

The only significant rapid on the creek is Johnson Creek Falls, underneath the Shockwave roller coaster in Six Flags.  Texas Whitewater describes broken concrete, rebar, and being hassled by Six Flags security personnel when attempting to run the falls.  Above that, there are two potentially dangerous dams, one at AT&T Stadium and another at Rangers Ballpark.  There are numerous low bridges in the golf courses at the put-in and takeout.  The Great Southwest Golf Course (near the takeout) contains several pipeline crossings that create serious hazards, as well as a few low-head dams of unknown danger.

Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.

 

Rapid Descriptions

Cowboys Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 1.53
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Runnability unknown

Rangers Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 2.18
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Runnability unknown

Johnson Creek Falls

Class - III Mile - 3.12
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10-footer under the Shockwave roller coaster at Six Flags.  Texas Whitewater describes broken concrete, rebar, and being harassed by Six Flags security personnel when attempting to run the falls.

Pipeline

Class - N/A Mile - 4
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Texas Whitewater describes as a must-portage

Possible Pipeline

Class - N/A Mile - 4.12
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Texas Whitewater describes the pipelines on this run as must-portages.

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 4.15
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Runnability unknown

Pipelines

Class - N/A Mile - 4.19
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Debris dam / sieve hazard.  Texas Whitewater describes as a must-portage

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 4.57
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Runnability unknown

Low-Head Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 4.91
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Runnability unknown

Comments

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Gage Descriptions

No gauge exists for Johnson Creek.

 

Directions Description


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News

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County to Vote to Extend Closure on Guadalupe Tonight (TX)

7/11/2002
Jason Robertson

The Comal County Commissioner's Court is taking measures that will restrict access to the Guadalupe River indefinitely. AW's primary objective on the Guadalupe is to restore access as soon as possible and to make sure that boater access does not impede on-going rescue and recovery efforts.
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DRC

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Matt Muir

Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1204969 07/09/15 DRC
1205107 07/22/15 DRC
1192464 11/17/08 Robert Hall n/a
1202166 05/14/13 Matt Muir Fixed broken link.