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I noticed that there is a fence across the north fork of the San Gabriel. Does anyone know how far up the fork is considered a navigable waterway? The river alternates narrow sections with pools that probably are 30 feet wide, and the banks are probably at least 30 feet wide in most places. Who could I report the fence to?
I came across that on the Sabinal a few years ago. Some ranchers do this to keep their cattle from "wading" to their escape. I was told the one across the Sabinal was likely for that reason and that people could access the land to go through or under the fence--something like that. I never did that, but that was the story on that fence.
You probably are right about the purpose of the fences. I found a passage from a book called Texas Whitewater that mentions floating the river from Liberty Hill to Georgetown. It said you could go under the "sweep away fences". That's a pretty good indication that a very long stretch of the river is open to the public.