Habitat Protection Measures

Measures have been implemented and planned within the Edwards Aquifer-fed Comal and San Marcos springs

Litter Control and Floating Vegetation Management

To minimize and mitigate the impacts of recreation and pumping during low flow periods, the City of New Braunfels will clean litter and debris from and manage floating vegetation in the Comal Springs, Landa Lake, and Old and New Channels of the Comal River. Litter and debris collection both flood-related and routine, will utilize self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). Debris removal also includes the removal of litter from floating vegetation mats before dislodging the vegetation mat and allowing it to continue downstream. Vegetation mats shade out native vegetation and create die off vegetation if the mats are allowed to collect and grow in size. By dislodging the floating vegetation mats, fountain darter habitat is maintained and protected.

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