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The newly created framework that institutes flood planning across the state of Texas requires the development of Regional and State Flood Plans. Two of the primary Guidance Principles for these plans are preservation of life and property, and identification of strategies and projects that will reduce both current and future flooding risks. A key factor in developing Regional and State Flood Plans under this new process will involve adopting the right tools to evaluate potential...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) kicked off state and regional flood planning in Texas with the approval of rules following months of feedback and requested nominations for group members.

Approval of Rules

On May 21 the TWDB approved the final administrative State and Regional Flood Planning rules. Proposed rules were approved by the TWDB on Dec. 5, 2019. Written comments were received through Feb. 3 and oral comments during...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has announced its designated 15 flood planning regions to help establish a new regional and state flood planning process.

The TWDB divided the state into regions based on river basin watersheds, and the process will develop technical tools that local decisionmakers can use to determine the best solutions for their areas. The regional flood-planning groups will develop and submit their flood plans...

Read More - TWDB Announces 15 Flood Planning Regions

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Updated on April 8: TWDB has pushed back its Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) Abridged Applications to Monday, June 15 at 5 p.m.

A new financial assistance program will soon become available to assist in the funding of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

On Nov. 5, Texas voters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) . In conjunction with the...

Read More - New Financial Program Available for Texas Communities

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Texas cities, counties and other public entities have an unprecedented opportunity this year to plan for and repair damages caused by devastating floods and to protect against future storms. With new financial resources available, it’s important for community leaders to understand how to make sure their areas can benefit.

The constitutional amendments that voters approved in November 2019 resulted from new planning and funding laws passed by the Texas Legislature. Now, the Texas...

Read More - How to Get Involved on Texas Flood Planning

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Stakeholders have until mid-January to review and comment on the proposed Flood Infrastructure Fund rules and Flood Intended Use Plan.

The rules and the plan include information on eligibility, minimum standards, program timeline, financial assistance categories, prioritization criteria, and additional information. Comments on the rules should be submitted to the Texas Water Development Board at rulescomments@twdb.texas.gov, and comments on the Intended Use Plan should be submitted...

Read More - Feedback Wanted for Proposed Flood Infrastructure Fund Rules and Plan

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On Nov. 5, Texas voters approved Proposition 2 and Proposition 8 , constitutional amendments related to funding projects for economically distressed areas and also establishing a fund for regional flood planning and infrastructure projects.

More on Proposition 2

Proposition 2 authorizes the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to issue an additional $200 million in general obligation bonds. The funds would be used to further fund projects through...

Read More - Texas Voters OK Propositions For Funding Projects and Flood Planning

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It’s time for Texans to head to the polls again, and it’s important for voters to be informed about what’s on the ballot.

One of the items under consideration is Proposition 8 , which would create the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for a statewide, cooperative effort for regional flood planning, mitigation and infrastructure projects.

How the Flood Infrastructure Fund Works

FIF would be administered by the ...

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