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.