Flash Flood Alley Segements

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Public entity risk Institute PERI

Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI)
The Public Entity Risk Institute's mission is to serve public, private, and nonprofit organizations as a dynamic, forward thinking resource for the practical enhancement of risk management.

City of Austin

City of Austin (COA)
Austin, like San Antonio, is a populated area in one of the most flash-flood prone regions in North America. The City of Austin manages structural controls and flood-related programs. It also maintains a high level of disaster preparedness through the innovative Disaster Ready Program, now seeking volunteers. Read More About City of Austin Flood Projects

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Guadalupe Blanco River Authority GBRA

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA)
GBRA's service area was hit very hard in both the 1998 and 2002 floods. Their "Staying Safe" publication is one of the best educational pieces we've seen. GBRA was an early supporter of FloodSafety.com's efforts.

Staying Safe in a Flood"Staying Safe"

Harris County Flood Control District

Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD)
Tropical Storm Allison devasted Houston and the HCFCD service area. The District has been involved in many recovery programs including the "Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project (TSARP)," a top-notch web site.


City of Dallas

City of Dallas
The City of Dallas installed 63 ALERT flood sensor locations and two base station computers in 1990 with the stormwater automation project. Currently the City has 88 locations. The City of Dallas also works in partnership on flood safety related issues with the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

LCRA Lower Colorado River Authority

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)
The LCRA manages the Highland Lakes, an area with a profound history and ongoing challenges from the threat of flooding. You can find valuable information on floodplain issues in their region via this link on there web site. The LCRA has also taken a leadership role throughout its service area to coordinate floodplain management activities through the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition.


San Antonio River Authority


San Antonio River Authority (SARA) ---->Watershed Map
SARA's service territory, like Austin, is a populated area in one of the most flash-flood prone regions in North America. SARA manages a series of structural controls (dams and drainage systems) to help prevent and/or reduce flood problems. For example, the San Antonio River Tunnels (see illustration) proved invaluable as they diverted water safely underneath downtown during the 1998 and 2002 floods.

SARA is also currently working on a comprehensive regional watershed plan. Read More About SARA and San Antonio Flood Projects

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United States Geological Survey (USGS)
FloodSafety worked with the USGS to document 256 major and catastrophic storms and floods in Texas history. Plus peak streamflow data from 900+ gages throughout the state.
USGS Storm Summaries