In 2019, the 86th Legislature passed legislation to develop the first flood plan for the State of Texas. The legislation also established a Flood Infrastructure Fund of approximately $3.3 billion from the state’s economic stabilization fund and an Infrastructure Resiliency Fund that allows cities, counties, and other political subdivisions of the state to apply for grants and low – or zero interest loans for specific projects. The flood planning as well as the funding are administered by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).
The Nueces River Authority (NRA) is one of 15 organizations selected to assist with the development of the State Flood Plan. As sponsor of the Nueces Flood Planning Group , NRA is responsible for drafting a regional plan to be included in the overall flood plan for the state. To develop the plan, NRA contracts with a technical consultant, assures each meeting of the flood planning group is advertised and conducted in accordance with the open meetings act, monitors expenditures to ensure the regional plan is developed within allocated funds, and provides a conduit for communication between the public, the planning group, the technical consultant, and the TWDB.
The Nueces Flood Planning Group, also referred to as Region 13 Flood Planning Group represents the following counties:
*Indicates this county is partially within this Regional Flood Planning Group (RFPG) and is also represented by at least one other RFPG.
The Nueces Regional Flood Planning Group has a population of approximately 782,500 people and contains approximately 24,094 square miles. From 1975 to 2019 this area had approximately $270,467,100 in National Flood Insurance Program claims.
The area has 2 cities with population greater than 25,000, Corpus Christi and Kingsville and includes the Barney M Davis, Choke Canyon, and Lake Corpus Christi Reservoirs. Streams within the area are the Sabinal, Atascosa, Leona, Frio, and Nueces Rivers. The Nueces and Baffin Bays are also included.
For additional information on past and upcoming meetings, please call Travis Pruski, Director of Planning, Nueces River Authority at 210-710-0617, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Nueces Regional Flood Planning Group (Region 13) website at www.nueces-rfpg.org