SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – The Comal River in New Braunfels has reopened just in time for some weekend tubing. It was temporarily closed following Thursday’s heavy downpours.

“When we get those big, heavy downpours, the river level rises. All that water drains off into the watershed and the river level rose enough that it briefly went over the tube shoot dam,” said David Ferguson with the City of New Braunfels.

The Comal River in New Braunfels reopened for recreation Friday morning, but Ferguson cautions that there could be submerged debris such as rocks and tree limbs.

“The Comal River is not a man-made water ride. It is a naturally occurring river that happens to be a lot of fun for recreation,” said Ferguson.

He also urges everyone to wear a life jacket when tubing or participating in other water recreation.

The Guadalupe River inside the city limits of New Braunfels was not affected by the recent heavy rains and it remains open.

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