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  • Past Projects |
    elevation 545 during flood conditions The Asylum and No Name Creeks portion of the project provides improved flood control erosion control and newly constructed earthen berms to improve the flow of flood water as it flows of the acequia The 6 7 million project was built by Bryan Construction Company Inc of Bryan Texas and was completed in the summer of 1994 Flood Gates The San Antonio River has a new modern flood control system in downtown San Antonio The new system will be much more convenient for all city personnel involved with the operation and maintenance of the flood control gates Gates 3 4 and 5 were installed in 1929 as part of the River Loop bypass channel construction Gate 3 is just north of Commerce Street and is on the northern intersection of the River Loop and the main channel Gate 4 is just north of Villita Street and is on the southern intersection of the River Loop and the main channel Gates 3 and 4 had previously worked in concert to isolate the River Loop from the main channel s flood water Gate 5 is just south of Nueva Street on the main river channel Gate 5 if the gate that controls the water s elevation in the river s main channel and the River Loop during normal operation With the replacement of Gate 5 the fire department will no longer be required to monitor and regulate the gate during inclement weather Gate 5 now automatically maintains a constant water elevation upstream eliminating the need to totally drain the main river channel during a moderate rainfall event While Gate 4 is not a constant level gate it has been changed from a manually operated gate to a semi automatic operation This means that if the sensor in the main flood channel indicates a water elevation that is too high for the river loop Gate 4 will close completely protecting the River Loop from flooding while the high water problem in the main river channel is being resolved Conversely if the sensor in the main channel indicates a water elevation too low for the River Loop area Gate 4 will raise to the weir setting This will allow the River Loop to continue operating at the normal water elevation while pouring water into the main river channel However Gate 4 will not automatically lower after it has been engaged at either of these settings It can only be lowered after a visual inspection to ensure that the situation causing the operation has passed With new Gates 4 and 5 the use of Gate 3 should be greatly decreased Gate 3 will only be closed should Gate 5 malfunction and not maintain a constant water elevation in the main river channel Five Points Area Construction Five Points Area Construction San Pedro Creek Tunnel The San Pedro Creek flood diversion tunnel is approximately 6 000 feet long with a finished inside diameter of 24 feet 4 inches lined with precast concrete segments It commences near the Interstate 35 Interstate 10 interchange between N Santa Rosa Street on the west and Camaron Street on the east where an intake approach channel is constructed See Figure 2 for route The tunnel inlet shaft is constructed downstream of the approach channel and is 24 feet 4 inches in diameter dropping approximately 119 feet to the tunnel invert The tunnel outlet shaft is 35 feet in diameter and contains embedded piping for dewatering facilities One 1 18 foot diameter maintenance shaft two 2 4 foot diameter ventilation shafts and two 2 12 inch diameter hydraulic instrumentation shafts are provided at intervals along the tunnel length The tunnel alignment between Interstate 35 and Guadalupe Street follows the alignment of San Pedro Creek adjacent to an area of small industrial commercial buildings An 18 foot diameter maintenance shaft is located approximately 220 feet north of West Houston Street at San Pedro Creek Two 2 4 foot diameter ventilation shafts are located approximately 100 feet south of Salinas Street at San Pedro Creek and approximately 100 feet north of East Durango Boulevard at San Pedro Creek respectively The tunnel outlet shaft is located north of Guadalupe Street on the west side of San Pedro Creek Adjacent to the site are S X Callahan Inc an automotive hardware outlet store and Richter Bakeries Inc On the east side of San Pedro Creek is a railroad yard San Pedro Creek is located in a concrete channel with vertical walls at this location A portion of the existing channel wall on the west side is removed to accommodate the ramp structure The tunnel inlet outlet and maintenance shafts were constructed by conventional methods The tunnel was constructed using a tunnel boring machine TBM The TBM was lowered through the outlet shaft in sections and assembled underground The TBM bored the tunnel going upstream and in August 1989 the TBM was removed in sections through the tunnel inlet shaft Excavated materials were removed through the tunnel outlet structure and transported to a disposal site The tunnel became operational in June 1991 A subsequent San Antonio River Authority contract added additional pumping capacity for tunnel recirculation Construction of this phase was completed in June 1997 ATTACHMENT NO 1 PROJECT DESCRIPTION SUMMARY SAN PEDRO CREEK TUNNEL San Antonio Channel Improvement Project Scheduled Start of Project Shafts and Tunnel November 1987 Became Operational June 1991 Recirculation Facilities Complete June 1997 Size Approximately 6 060 feet of 24 feet 4 inches diameter inverted siphon at a depth of approximately 140 feet Estimated Total Project Cost Tunnel Inlet and Outlet Federal Cost approximate 34 600 000 Local City of San Antonio San Antonio River Authority approximate 4 200 000 Total Project Cost 38 800 000 Location Inlet downstream of Quincy Street in the center of San Pedro Creek Tunnel built beneath San Pedro Creek Outlet upstream of Guadalupe Street at San Pedro Creek west bank of San Pedro Creek Designed To carry the 100 year flood

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  • SARA Archives |
    Education Educational Curriculums and Materials San Antonio River Basin San Antonio River Facts Culture Natural History Request a Presentation Open Government Transparency Public Information Act Home About SARA SARA s History SARA Archives SARA Archives Print Friendly The San Antonio River Authority SARA contracted with the University of Texas as San Antonio UTSA to house its archive at the Special Collections of the UTSA Libraries to help commemorate the agency s 75th Anniversary and to make the agency s archive materials easy to access by the public Historical research materials in the collection include photographs and documentation of the flood of 1921 as well as reports project materials blue prints correspondence maps surveys minutes photographs newspaper clippings and publications including SARA newsletters magazines and brochures SARA s oral history collection is also housed within the archives at UTSA The oral history collection is made up of over 30 recordings made by SARA board and staff as well as key stakeholders all sharing their institutional knowledge about specific past and present SARA projects SARA s archive program is continuous and is updated every six months coinciding with the end of SARA s fiscal year SARA s online finding aid and digital

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  • Contracting Opportunities |
    Criteria Forms Links FAQs Environmental Investigators Environmental Projects Education Educational Curriculums and Materials San Antonio River Basin San Antonio River Facts Culture Natural History Request a Presentation Open Government Transparency Public Information Act Home About SARA Contracting Opportunities Contracting Opportunities Print Friendly Vendor Application Conflict of Interest Questionnaire How to do business with SARA Current Contract Solicitations Project Name Type Release Date Due Date Guenther Euclid Stormwater Retrofit Project IFB 04 04 16 05 03 2016 RFP for Environmental Services RFP 04 08 16 05 04 2016 Closed Contract Solicitations Project Name Type Release Date Due Date Westside Creeks Elmendorf Lake Trash Boom Project IFB 11 02 15 12 08 2015 RFP for Legal Services for Eminent Domain Condemnation Law RFP 11 06 15 11 23 2015 RFQ for Design Build for Gate 4 Replacement Project RFQ 11 17 15 12 08 2015 RFP for SCTRWPG Region L Consultant Services RFP 11 25 15 01 15 2016 RFP for Consultant Engineering Firms to provide CTP services that support FEMA programs RFP 12 16 15 01 11 2016 Helton Park Orchard Road and Silvas Crossing IFB 01 05 16 02 03 2016 RFP for Real Estate Acquisition and Due Diligence Services RFP 01 08 16 02 01 2016 RFP for Real Estate Appraisal Services RFP 01 08 16 02 01 2016 Construction Manager at Risk for the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project RFQ 01 29 16 03 04 2016 Martinez II Roadway Improvements Project IFB 02 02 16 03 02 2016 Litter Trap with Trash Boom Installation on Alazan Creek IFB 03 03 16 04 05 2016 Agricultural Chemical Collection Event Disposal Services IFB 03 14 16 04 05 2016 Construction Manager at Risk for the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project RFP 03 25 16 04 21 2016 Litter Trap Installation

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  • Media |
    02 29 16 Media Advisory San Pedro Creek Zoning Overlay District Kickoff Meeting 02 23 16 Karnes County Hazardous Waste Collection Event Scheduled for Early March 02 09 16 Bexar County SARA Announce 5 Million for Mission Reach Reimbursement 01 20 16 SARA Announces New Watershed Wise Rebate Program 01 14 16 SARA to Host Escondido Creek Linear Park Public Meeting 01 08 16 SARA Partners with Texas A M to Launch Feral Hog Program 2015 News Releases 2015 11 24 15 SARA Announces Film Fest Contest 11 20 15 SARA New Board Members Elected 11 13 15 SARA to Host Environmental Advisory Committee Meeting in Goliad 11 10 15 SARA Conducts Mock Spill on Museum Reach 11 05 15 SARA Partners with Karnes County for Debris Removal 10 27 15 SARA Marathon Oil and Karnes County to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 10 09 15 SARA and Wilson County to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 10 09 15 SARA Awards Funding To School Grant Recipients 10 02 15 SARA Hosts Pecan Jubilee and Dessert Bake Off in Wilson County 10 02 15 Internationally Renowned Landscape Architect to Consult with San Pedro Creek Project Design Team 9 10 15 SARA Partners with Local Entities for Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Goliad County 9 09 15 SARA Accepting School Green Infrastructure Grant Application 9 09 15 SARA Adopts FY 2015 16 Tax Rate 8 21 15 SARA Announces Labor Day Campout in Wilson County 8 07 15 Bat Loco Bash to Culminate Educational Series August 11 7 14 15 Bat Loco Media Advisory 6 18 15 SARA Adopts 159 6 Million Budget for FY 15 16 6 12 15 Apache San Pedro Linear Creekways Trail Groundbreaking Set for June 16 6 08 15 2nd Annual Environmental Film Fest

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  • River Reach Community Newsletter |
    Basin San Antonio River Facts Culture Natural History Request a Presentation Open Government Transparency Public Information Act Home About SARA River Reach Community Newsletter River Reach Community Newsletter Print Friendly River Reach is a quarterly 12 page newsletter that is designed to inform SARA s constituents about the agency s many projects serve as a communication vehicle for the board of directors and foster a sense of unity and identity among the residents of Bexar Wilson Karnes and Goliad counties If you wish to be placed on the mailing list for River Reach please contact Kim Garcia at 210 227 1373 toll free 866 345 7272 or complete the form below 2016 Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2016 2015 Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Fall 2015 Winter 2015 2014 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Winter 2014 2013 Spring 2013 Summer 2013 Fall 2013 Winter 2013 2012 Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Fall 2012 Winter 2012 2011 Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011 Winter 2011 River Reach is offering an electronic delivery of the quarterly newsletter in order to be more environmentally conscious Please fill out the form below and indicate your preferred method of delivery If you are a human and are seeing this field please leave it blank Fields marked with an are required First Name Last Name Address 1 Address 2 City State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Zip Post Code Email I want to be notified when the

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  • Employment |
    San Antonio River Basin San Antonio River Facts Culture Natural History Request a Presentation Open Government Transparency Public Information Act Home About SARA Employment Employment Print Friendly Current available positions will be listed below The San Antonio River Authority SARA proudly recruits and employs resourceful and dependable people who strive to meet our mission We are a character based organization strongly rooted in the belief of hiring retaining and developing employees whose actions are predictably right SARA is competitive in its pay structure and annually adjusts the pay structure for market equivalency SARA promotes a drug and alcohol free work environment SARA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Benefits SARA provides a well rounded employee benefit program Full time employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the month following 60 days of hire date Medical We offer a Medical Preferred Provider Organization PPO plan through Aetna Choice POS II network You may view the provider directory online at www mymeritain com SARA pays the medical premium for the employee and offers a competitive rate for dependent coverage Prescription drug coverage is also covered under the medical plan Dental Dental coverage is provided at no cost to the employee with minimal charges for dependent coverage Dental coverage provides preventive basic and major benefits Vision Vision coverage is provided at no cost to the employee Life Life Insurance is provided at no cost to the employee at two times the employee s annual salary Long Term Disability LTD LTD is provided at no cost to the employee with a 60 benefit following a six 6 month waiting period Employee Assistance Program EAP We offer a confidential EAP for employees and dependants at no cost to employee Other SARA offers many other voluntary benefits for the employees These include a generous

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  • Contact Us |
    Real Estate Reports Studies Environmental Sciences Clean Rivers Program Water Quality Data Basin Highlights and Summary Reports Environmental Advisory Committee Laboratory Services Customer Login Location and Hours Services Fees Sample Acceptance Criteria Forms Links FAQs Environmental Investigators Environmental Projects Education Educational Curriculums and Materials San Antonio River Basin San Antonio River Facts Culture Natural History Request a Presentation Open Government Transparency Public Information Act Contact Us Print Friendly Main Office

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  • Major Initiatives |
    Flood Insurance Rate Map Flood Retention Sites Flood Scenarios History of SA Channel Improvements Projects SACIP LOMR Delegation D2MR Public Services Resources Developer Resources Utilities Utilities Billing Information Utilities Contact Information Wastewater Treatment Plants Water Systems and Services GIS and Maps About GIS Maps Info Data LiDAR Aerial Imagery GIS Request Form Real Estate Reports Studies Environmental Sciences Clean Rivers Program Water Quality Data Basin Highlights and Summary Reports Environmental Advisory Committee Laboratory Services Customer Login Location and Hours Services Fees Sample Acceptance Criteria Forms Links FAQs Environmental Investigators Environmental Projects Education Educational Curriculums and Materials San Antonio River Basin San Antonio River Facts Culture Natural History Request a Presentation Open Government Transparency Public Information Act Home Major Initiatives Major Initiatives Print Friendly The San Antonio River Authority SARA together with our partners are enhancing community appreciation for and recreational use of our creeks and rivers In this section you will find links to the San Pedro Creek Project the Westside Creeks Project and the San Antonio River Improvements websites Upcoming Events Find all of our upcoming events public meetings and educational opportunities more LID Sustainability Learn about low impact development and sustainability best management practices more Watershed Wise Learn

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