In the history of the Guadalupe River, major, life-threatening floods have occurred many, many times. The normally tranquil Guadalupe River can turn into a highly destructive force and is recognized as one of the top three most dangerous rivers in the state of Texas.

Major destructive floods have occurred in the years 1838, 1848, 1868, 1872, 1906, 1921, 1936, 1952, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2015, 2018 and 2020. I list these dates to show how often this great river has destroyed property and taken lives.

Floyd McKee is a native of Seguin. He is a retired Air Force Colonel and eight of his ancestors were among the 33 Rangers that organized and developed Walnut Springs and Seguin.

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