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2022 San Antonio River Draining

January 23 - January 30
River Walk with bridge in distance

Beginning Sunday, January 23, 2022, through Sunday, January 30, 2022, sections of the San Antonio River along the River Walk will be drained as part of the River Walk Maintenance program, a joint effort between the City of San Antonio’s Center City Development Operation, Public Works Department, and the San Antonio River Authority. Draining of the River is vital to ensuring it remains clean and a beautiful attraction for residents and visitors.

As part of the River Walk Maintenance program, the main channel (from East Josephine Street to East Nueva Street) will be partially drained, and crews will completely drain the river loop and extension areas (see map for details).

Alamo Street (between Market Street and Commerce Street) will be closed to all traffic for the duration of the maintenance project. Crews will be setting up a crane to help with construction duties and, for safety reasons, the sidewalk will not be accessible near this heavy equipment. There will be detour signs to help commuters get around the roadway closure.

Go Rio Cruises will not be in operation, downtown in the River Walk area or in the Museum Reach, until the work is completed.

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