Engineering projects addressing clean, safe and enjoyable waterways. These project in particular have a flood management facet.
The SARA Floodplain Viewer engages users in an interactive floodplain map, displaying the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) data. Together with its many Bexar Regional Watershed Management (BRWM) partners, the San Antonio River Authority performs engineering studies to develop the data used in these digital maps, providing basic information about the floodplains in Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad counties.
Through more accurate flood maps, risk assessment tools, and outreach support, FEMA's Risk Mapping Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) strengthens local ability to make informed decisions about reducing flood risk. Risk MAP uses a watershed-based study approach which improves engineering credibility and allows for the understanding of risks in a more comprehensive way.
The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) is collaborating with the City of San Antonio for the 2017-2022 Bond project Panther Springs Creek Restoration. The creek restoration efforts will focus on improving the water and sediment conveyance of the existing natural channel. The project is located north of Loop 1604 and extends along an approximately 2,440 feet portion of Panther Springs Creek near Blanco Road.