Testing begins Monday on gates at the dam

Monday, Aug. 19, the Brazos River Authority (BRA) will begin testing the newly installed low-flow gates at the DeCordova Bend dam at Lake Granbury. The gates have been undergoing refurbishment for the past 20 months. Daily release rates and volumes will vary during the testing; however, over the 30 day test period, the same volume of water will be released as would have been released for regular environmental flow needs. Therefore, the lake level will not be adversely impacted, BRA offcials report.