Friday, June 21, 2024

TWDB state flood planning bill passed

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In 2019, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 8 directing the creation of the first-ever state flood plan for Texas. Statute requires that all recommended flood mitigation projects be ranked in the state flood plan. The 15 Regional Flood Planning Groups (RFPG), designated by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) in 2020, submitted regional flood plans in Jan. 2023, and submitted their amended regional flood plans to TWDB on July 14th, 2023. The TWDB approved the 15 amended regional flood plans on March 5th, 2024. The approved regional flood plans are incorporated into a single state flood plan.

The TWDB is currently in the process of generating Texas's first state flood plan to be delivered to the Legislature by Sept. 1, 2024. The state flood planning process will continue to recur in five-year cycles.

TWDB Seeking Public Feedback on the DRAFT 2024 State Flood Plan

The public comment period for the Draft 2024 State Flood Plan is now open. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will receive public comments until 5 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024.

Please submit all written comments online.

In addition to written comments via the online form, the TWDB received verbal comments concerning the Draft 2024 State Flood Plan at a public meeting held on May 30, 2024, in Austin.

Please submit any questions or concerns to the TWDB Flood Planning Division, StateFloodPlan@twdb.texas.gov.