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  • Flood Management |
    maps throughout the Basin to improve flood warning systems and to help identify and prioritize the most beneficial capital projects to address flooding issues History Flooding has plagued the San Antonio River Basin for generations As recent as 2015 this region has experienced major flooding Its effects flooding in the Upper San Antonio River watershed are typically felt throughout Bexar Wilson Karnes and Goliad counties Since its creation in 1937 the San Antonio River Authority SARA has been a leader among government agencies developing flood control solutions within the basin Following a devastating flood in 1946 SARA began working with the U S Army Corps of Engineers COE and the Natural Resource Conservation Service NRCS to develop strategies that address flooding in and along the San Antonio River and its tributaries San Antonio Channel Improvements Project In 1954 the U S Congress authorized the COE to construct the San Antonio Channel Improvements Project SACIP SARA continues to serve as the local sponsor with the COE on projects throughout the Basin SARA formed important partnerships with local governments including the Escondido Watershed District in Karnes County Bexar County and the City of San Antonio to implement significant flood control projects Through the SACIP SARA has worked with the COE on major realignment and channelization to 31 miles of the San Antonio River and its tributaries which continue to provide invaluable flood protection Two underground tunnels one at the San Antonio River and the other at San Pedro Creek also divert floodwaters from San Antonio s central government and business districts These improvements serve as the backbone for our community s floodwater conveyance system and protected San Antonio from significant loss of life and property damage in the October 1998 flood Recent efforts have transformed and enhanced the flood carrying capacity of

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  • Debris Removal |
    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 Flood Management Debris Removal Debris Removal Print Friendly Residents who live along the waterways of the San Antonio River Basin in Bexar Wilson Karnes and Goliad counties may be eligible for debris cleanup on their properties through SARA s Regional Flood Debris Removal program This program is designed to improve the river s capacity to convey floodwaters and to enhance the quality of the water The cleanup process is environmentally friendly and benefits residents both upstream and downstream of the sites Debris includes natural materials such as tree limbs logs and fallen trees and man made debris Landowners long the San Antonio River and its tributaries may contact SARA for a debris removal assessment A SARA team will evaluate each location based on criteria such as stream characteristics difficulty of access and risk to property during flooding Assessment scores are analyzed each fall Generally the higher the score the sooner the site is cleaned Work is performed between January 1 and mid March Not all sites may qualify for debris removal by

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  • Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map |
    won t federal disaster assistance pay for my damages No Federal disaster assistance offers loans to help cover flood damage not compensation for your losses Even then those loans are only available if the President formally declares a disaster Fewer than 10 percent of all weather emergencies in the United States are declared disasters Am I eligible for flood insurance You must live in a community that participates in the National Flood Insurance Program NFIP to qualify for National Flood Insurance The communities in Bexar County are all participating in the National Flood Insurance Program NFIP I live in a low risk flood zone Do I really need flood insurance It s a good idea to buy flood insurance even if you live in a low or moderate risk area Almost 25 percent of all flood insurance claims come from areas with minimal flood risk Why does my mortgage lender require me to buy flood insurance The purchase of flood insurance is mandatory to qualify for Federal or federally backed financial assistance for the acquisition and or construction of buildings in high risk flood areas Special Flood Hazard Areas If the property is not in a high risk area but instead in a low to moderate risk area the law does not require flood insurance however it is recommended since historically about one in four flood claims come from these low to moderate risk areas Note that if during the life of the loan the maps are revised and the property is now in the high risk area your lender will notify you that you must purchase flood insurance If you do not purchase flood insurance the lender will purchase a policy on your behalf which could be at a much higher rate What if I want to purchase more

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  • Flood Retention Sites |
    San Antonio River Basin San Antonio River Facts Culture Natural History Request a Presentation Open Government Transparency Public Information Act Home Flood Management Flood Retention Sites Flood Retention Sites Print Friendly Floodwater Retarding Structures Operation and Maintenance SARA has two maintenance units which operate the 41 completed floodwater retarding structures in five watershed protection and flood prevention projects The majority of these structures are located on privately owned land The main thrust of the maintenance program is the management of the vegetative cover on the floodwater retention dams which prevents destructive soil erosion and provides for structural stability SARA maintenance units are also responsible for addressing property owners concerns and for maintenance and repair of the service spillway inlet structures and fences around the dams The Bexar County Maintenance Unit is located in southeast Bexar County near Loop 1604 and Highway 181 South in a 4 000 square foot facility The unit is responsible for the 27 floodwater retarding structures in the Salado Calaveras and Martinez Creek Watershed Projects as well as one structure located in the Helotes area The Karnes County Maintenance Unit is located on the northern edge of Kenedy on land donated by the Kenedy Chamber of

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  • Flood Scenarios |
    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 Flood Management Flood Scenarios Flood Scenarios Print Friendly Located in the heart of flash flood alley the San Antonio River is subject to severe flooding during major storm events As a regional entity SARA works with leaders in Bexar Wilson Karnes and Goliad counties to address flooding on with a regional scope Part of that SARA s flood management strategy is educating the public about flooding in this region and the methods and infrastructure currently being used to reduce flood damages The following videos provide information about flooding specifically in the Bexar County area Flood Scenario Video Series Intro Fly Over Flood Scenario Video Series Flood Scenario 1 Flood Scenario Video Series Flood Scenario 2 Flood Scenario Video Series Flood Scenario 3 Flood Scenario Video Series Flood Scenario 4 Flood Management Debris Removal

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  • History of SA Channel Improvements Projects (SACIP) |
    firm reviewed the entire report and furnished the Conservancy District with pertinent information from it about the flood control projects planned for the cities of San Antonio and Kenedy The consulting firm made an unqualified recommendation on March 15 1951 that the Board of Directors of the San Antonio River Canal and Conservancy District accept the findings of the Corps of Engineers for both projects and work to obtain Congressional approval for them Recognizing the necessity for demonstrating to the Corps of Engineers and the Congress the ability to carry to completion all local responsibilities associated with these two flood control projects the San Antonio River Canal and Conservancy District commenced a comprehensive effort to assign necessary responsibilities and insure necessary local funding Flood Control Projects Authorized Learning in March 1952 that the Fort Worth District was short on funds for necessary additional planning and development work on the San Antonio River flood control plan the Directors of the Conservancy District offered to fund this work by the Corps of Engineers Records show that four months later the District Engineer turned down the offer of financial assistance but the planning continued In San Antonio on November 7 1952 Senator Lyndon B Johnson talked to Colonel Tuttle about President Harry Truman s lame duck support for that part of the national budget which would fund the beginning of the San Antonio River flood control projects Colonel Tuttle s notes presented this part of the conversation as follows He said that President Truman might have something to say in the matter and I asked him to remind President Truman that I had handled the arrangements for his visit in San Antonio about three years ago and that I now requested the President s assistance in getting the project through Bexar County the

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  • LOMR Delegation |
    including all incorporated communities Those revisions are known as Letter of Map Revisions LOMR and Conditional Letter of Map Revisions CLOMR SARA officially began receiving submittals in 2012 By serving as a FEMA s LOMR CLOMR delegate SARA is able to provide certain benefits to communities throughout its jurisdiction including the following Management of local engineering models supporting data and floodplain maps Local coordination of adjacent map revision request Availability of local SARA staff to discuss submittals and Knowledge of local area projects and issues that might impact current map and future revisions Mail CLOMR LOMR Submittals to San Antonio River Authority Attn Watershed Engineering Dept LOMC Administrator P O Box 839980 San Antonio TX 78283 9980 OR Deliver to our office San Antonio River Authority Attn Watershed Engineering Dept LOMC Administrator 600 E Euclid Ave San Antonio TX 78212 Resources and Links FEMA Procedure Memorandum 64 http www fema gov media library assets documents 34953 MT 2 Application Forms and Instructions https www fema gov national flood insurance program flood hazard mapping mt 2 application forms and instructions Flood Map Related Fees https www fema gov forms documents and software flood map related fees Digital Data Model Repository D2MR http gis sara tx org D2MR Forms and Documents Instructions Instructions for Completing Application for CLOMRs and LOMRs PDF 352KB 05 13 2013 Procedure Memorandum No 57 PDF 434KB 09 22 2010 Changes to FEMAs Appeals Process PDF 111KB 09 22 2010 Documents New CLOMR Procedure Endangered Species Act PDF 219KB 09 22 2010 MT 2 Forms Alluvial Fan Flooding Form PDF 24KB 09 22 2010 Coastal Structures PDF 87KB 09 22 2010 Coastal Analysis Form PDF 78KB 09 22 2010 Overview and Concurrence PDF 193KB 09 22 2010 Payment Information PDF 66KB 01 11 2011 Riverine Hydrology and Hydraulics

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  • Public Services & Resources |
    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 Public Services Resources Public Services Resources Print Friendly The San Antonio River Authority SARA serves a regional constituency and has a global impact SARA s Utilities Department provides award winning wastewater treatment service to communities in Northeast Bexar County contractually operates and maintains wastewater facilities for watershed communities and provides technical and training assistance for entities within SARA s four county jurisdiction SARA s Geographic Information System GIS staff serves internal and external customers by providing data management analysis and visualization tools SARA also has a full service real estate department serving internal and external customers Resource materials and scientific studies can also be found in this section Public Services Resources Utilities Utilities Billing Information Utilities Contact Information Wastewater Treatment Plants Water Systems and Services GIS and Maps

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