CPS Energy extends closure of two San Antonio lakes during coronavirus pandemic

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

CPS Energy has extended the closures for Lake Calaveras and Lake Braunig to comply with local and state orders to minimize social gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, according to representatives from the company.

Dana Sotoodeh, CPS Energy communications specialist, said the lakes closed before Easter weekend to align with the city’s closure of San Antonio parks. While the city re-opened its parks Monday, CPS Energy extended the closure as the company believes it’s in the “best interest” of the public to keep the two lakes closed until further notice, Sotoodeh said.

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Recreational fishing at the two lakes will not be allowed during this time.

CPS Energy is affiliated with the lakes as the company has power plants on both Lake Calaveras and Lake Braunig. The company works with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to help manage the lakes, Sotoodeh said.

The city’s parks are now open, however, basketball courts, outdoor exercise equipment, playgrounds, skate plazas, splash pads, tennis courts and golf courses will remain closed during the duration of the “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders.

Dog parks, trails, bathrooms and open green spaces are open as long as social distancing is practiced, according to the city’s parks and recreation department’s website.

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