Upper Rio Grande Regional Flood Planning Group Draft Plan

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction and Description of the Upper Rio Grande Flood Planning Region

Chapter 2: Flood Risk Analyses

Chapter 3: Floodplain Management Practices and Goals

Chapter 4: Flood Mitigation Solutions

Chapter 5: Evaluation and Recommendation of Flood Solutions

Chapter 8: Administrative, Regulatory, and Legislative Recommendations

Chapter 9: Flood Infrastructure Financing Analysis

Chapter 10: Public Participation and Plan Adoption

URGFPG Technical Memorandum
As required in its Scope of Work, the Tech Memo outlines the current state of communities as they relate to potential flooding and flood mitigation.

URGFPG Flood Mitigation & Management Goals
This document outlines URGFPG established goals for the flood planning region.

URGFPG Process for Identification
This document outlines URGFPG evaluations of potential FMEs and Potentially Feasible FMPs and FMSs to be included into the State plan.

Texas is no stranger to flooding. With its diverse geography and extensive, hurricane-prone coastline, the state frequently leads the nation not only in structural damage but also in loss of lives related to flooding events. Learn more about flooding in Texas, its watersheds, as well as different types of flooding.

Click here to see a presentation about the URGRFPG’s Scope of Work (SOW) from the TWDB as well as the entire SOW.

Over the next several years, the URGRFPG will be working to create its first-ever Regional Flood Plan. Click here to see the conceptual schedule.

The Technical Memorandum for the Upper Rio Grande RFP is prepared in accordance with the TWDB RFP Scope of Work (SOW) Task 4c, which requires a concise summary of work regarding the following elements of the RFP.

Relevant Statutes

The 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 8 which established the regional and state flood planning process.

Chapter 16 of the Texas Water Code and the Texas Administrative Code Chapters 361 are relevant to regional flood planning.

Texas Administrative Code (state.tx.us)

Texas Water Code Section 16.062 – Regional Flood Planning (2019) (public.law)

FPR maps

The TWDB designated 15 flood planning regions in Texas on April 9, 2020. Board designation of flood planning regions is required under Senate Bill 8, 86th Texas Legislature, which established a new regional and state flood planning process for the state.

Boundaries Map