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On Friday, May 17th, the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) kicked off a first-of-its-kind conservation effort aimed at restoring the health and

Aquatic biologists and Texas A&M University (TAMU) students capturing fish in the Mission Reach. Howdy, fellow San Antonio River enthusiasts! Join our aquatic biologists as we explore fish survey data

The San Antonio River Authority Environmental Sciences Department takes pride in its daily environmental stewardship. One of the ways they ensure the environment remains at a healthy ecological balance is

The “My River POV” series provides readers the opportunity to learn about the unique insight and experiences of the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) staff and their connection to

San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) environmental scientists have been working since 2017 to bring native freshwater mussels back to the upper reaches of the San Antonio River, beginning with

In our last stormwater blog series issue, we touched on a few tests River Authority scientists run on stormwater samples brought into our laboratory. If you remember from our first

Now that we have explored the work done by the watershed monitoring and laboratory teams of the Environmental Sciences Department (ESD), we want to share with you what becomes of


Riverfront Parkway – Acequia Lift Station

Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23, Riverfront Parkway is partially closed. Expect delays in traffic due to construction work. We apologize for any inconvenience.

San Pedro Creek: Rains from the Heavens

The Rains from the Heavens water wall at San Pedro Creek will be shut off due to maintenance Tuesday, June 18th. There will also be some road closures that day, so please be mindful if you are in this area. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Acequia Trail Notice

The Acequia trail will have heavy traffic near MROC starting May 22nd until further notice. The SAWS Acequia project will be bringing in crews to work on the lift station site and across the street. There will have flaggers to stop traffic, please use caution. 

SASPAMCO Paddling Trail

The SASPAMCO paddling trail is open from River Crossing Park to Helton Nature Park.
*Please Note: Paddling Trail from Helton Nature Park to HWY 97 is still closed due to blockages. 

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