Senate Bill 8, 86th Texas Legislature, created a state flood planning process for Texas, through which TWDB will be administering state and regional flood plans. TWDB designated 15 planning area regions, including the Guadalupe River Basin (Region 11). The first regional flood plans are due in January 2023, which will culminate in the first statewide flood plan due September 1, 2024.
Each self-governed regional flood planning group is responsible for identifying and assessing specific flood risks, as well as setting flood risk reduction goals, identifying and recommending flood management evaluations and strategies, and flood mitigation projects to reduce flood risk in their regions. Additionally, the groups will focus on reducing existing flood risks to life and property and on floodplain management in general to avoid increasing flood risk in the future by keeping future populations out of the way of flood flows.
The Guadalupe RFPG consists of portions of Bandera, Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Lavaca, Real, Refugio, Travis, Victoria and Wilson counties lying within the Guadalupe River Basin.
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