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Conditions unsafe: Swimming at Jacob’s Well suspended

By Megan Wehring

WIMBERLEY–A popular spot for the summer is no longer welcoming swimmers–at least for now.

Swimming will not be allowed at Jacob’s Well Natural Area “for the foreseeable future,” according to Hays County officials. This is due to the threat of high bacteria levels, other pollutants, and poor visibility that lead to unsafe conditions for swimming.

The area remains open for hiking and other activities including geocaching.

Given the unforeseen circumstances, the county will be working with individuals who have reservations affected by the closure. Officials will monitor the conditions on a daily basis and update the public through the county website and social media pages.

About Author

Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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