San Antonio River Authority logo

SARA’s History

Brief History of the San Antonio River Authority

The following information is a chronological look at SARA’s history, from its inception in 1937 to the present day. A brief look into the future of SARA is also included at the end. To learn more about all of SARA’s current projects, please browse SARA’s website. If you’re interested in learning more about SARA’s 75 years of service to the communities of the San Antonio River Watershed, please visit the Institute of Texan Cultures, which is where SARA’s archives are housed.

documentary-web-banner History

The Early Years (1937-1952)
The 1950s
The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
The 2000s
Beyond 2012