TWDB Flood Outreach Meetings

With the passage of Senate Bill 7 and Senate Bill 8, the State of Texas has taken a significant leap forward in addressing the State’s flood problems and need to reduce our future flood risks.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has been tasked with undertaking the implementation of the funds and programs created by SB 7 and SB 8. TWBD is in the process of holding 13 flood outreach meetings during the first two weeks of August. The purpose of these meetings is to solicit comments on the new state and regional flood planning process and the new flood financing programs established during the 2019 legislative session.

According to the TWDB,

The TWDB is holding these meetings prior to the required formal rulemaking process to help ensure that the new programs meet the needs of Texas communities.

The flood planning program will result in regional flood plans in 2023 and the first state flood plan in September 2024. Intended to make drainage and flood projects more affordable for Texas communities, the flood financing program will be funded through a $793 million transfer from the Rainy Day Fund and will become available in 2020.

The schedule and locations for the upcoming meetings are:

Tuesday, August 6

LCRA Riverside Conference Center

1405 Willow St.

Bastrop, TX 78602

9:30-11:30 a.m.

J. Michael & Bridget Shahan Events Center at Lamar State College

209 W. Green Ave.

Orange, TX 77630

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, August 7

Ornelas Activity Center at The University of Texas at Tyler

3402 Old Omen Rd.

Tyler, TX 75707

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 8

El Paso Water’s TecH2O Learning Center

10751 Montana Ave.

El Paso, TX 79935

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Trinity River Authority General Office

5300 S. Collins St.

Arlington, TX 76018

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday, August 9

McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

1666 University Ave.

Lubbock, TX 79410

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Beckendorf Conference Center at Lone Star College–Tomball

30555 Tomball Pkwy.

Tomball, TX 77375

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, August 13

Guadalupe Basin Natural Resource Center

Upper Guadalupe River Authority

125 Lehmann Dr.

Kerrville, TX 78028

9:30-11:30 a.m.

City of Lake Jackson Civic Center

333 HWY 332 E.

Lake Jackson, TX 77566

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, August 14

The Cactus Hotel

65 E. Twohig Ave, 15th floor

San Angelo, TX 76903

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Saltwater Pavilion at Rockport Beach

210 Seabreeze Dr.

Rockport, TX 78382

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 15

Abilene Convention Center

1100 N. 6th St.

Abilene, TX 79601

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen

6200 Tres Lagos Blvd.

McAllen, TX 78504

9:30-11:30 a.m.

For more information, check out the TWBD website and their FAQ on their implementation.

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