The historic value of the Comal River to the city of New Braunfels, Texas, and the surrounding communities has long been recognized. Originally used to power cotton gins and watermills for early settlers in Central Texas, as the communities grew, the river was used to generate hydroelectric power. These uses led to unique ownership of the land and springs surrounding the Comal River.

In order to ensure the permanent protection of this important Texas river, the Colorado River Land Trust (CRLT) worked with community partners to acquire the majority of the land along the banks of the Comal River. Beginning at the springs that form the headwaters of the river, this property provided a unique opportunity to protect an important hill country river from its source. Serving as both a destination for outdoor recreation and critical habitat for several unique Texas wildlife species, the protection of the Comal River provides significant benefits to the quality of life for Texans.

The ownership of this property allows CRLT to ensure the protection of the natural resources, including several small islands, numerous springs and river frontage, are continued into the future, and this vital central Texas river provides the benefits it has for the communities through which it flows.

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