TWDB to hold hearing on emergency flood funding

  • December 7, 2015
  • News

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will hold a stakeholder meeting to discuss the utilization of emergency flood funding recently transferred to the TWDB at the direction of Governor Greg Abbott.  

The hearing will be held on December 14, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., in room E1.012 of the Texas Capitol.

In November, Governor Abbott authorized the transfer of $6.8 million from the Disaster Contingency Account to the TWDB for the development of a high-tech network of stream gages and to provide additional technical assistance and outreach for floodplain management and planning. The TWDB and the Office of the Governor have entered into an interagency contract enabling the agency to administer the emergency appropriations.

The TWDB encourages the public to attend the hearing and to provide input on how to best distribute these emergency appropriations. Interested stakeholders who are unable to attend the hearing can submit comments via email to public-comment@twdb.texas.gov.

For more information on the public hearing, please contact Kimberly Leggett at Kimberly.Leggett@twdb.texas.gov or 512-463-5129.