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.
Draft Region 11 Guadalupe Regional Flood Plan Available for Public Comment - Click here to view
The Guadalupe RFPG is providing the public with the opportunity to comment on the draft plan. The 60-day comment period will begin on August 8, 2022 and will end on October 7, 2022. Opportunities for public comment will include public meetings held at two different locations in the Guadalupe River Basin. For more information, click here.
Planning Group/Public Input Meeting - Wednesday, September 7th at 4:30pm | Agenda
Location: Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA) Auditorium, 125 Lehmann Dr, Kerrville, TX 78028
Planning Group/Public Input Meeting - Wednesday, September 21st at 4:30pm | Agenda
Location: The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) Northwest Campus, 1604 E. Airline Rd., Victoria, TX 77901
Planning Group Meeting - Wednesday, October 5th at 2pm
Planning Group Meeting - Wednesday, November 2nd at 2pm
Planning Group Meeting - Wednesday, December 7th at 2pm
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.