Floodplain Management

The Environment & Development Department maintains a variety of programs to reduce flood damages in the North Texas region. 

 

OneRain Contrail Regional Flood Warning Software on North Texas SHARE

NCTCOG has been working with the Flood Management Task Force on their request for a regional flood warning software. The request came from a desire for communities to be able to take their existing independent software networks for their flood warning hardware out in the field and put them on a common regional online platform. This would enable communities to see storms as they track across the region and the impacts they are having in neighboring communities, allowing for better preparedness and collaboration. After completing a procurement process, a contract was awarded to OneRain, Inc. in late 2017 for the use of their Contrail software. Since then, NCTCOG staff have been working with OneRain Inc. to set up the regional platform, to be made available through North Texas SHARE.

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The OneRain Regional Flood Software Contract is now active and ready for subscriptions. For information on this contract and what the service provide to your community, go to https://www.northtexasshare.org/SHARE_partners/onerain-flood-management/#toggle-id-2.


Two Part Event: Statewide Flood Plan and Regional Flood Warning Software Presentation

 

Elected Officials Seminar & Community Rating System Users Group Meeting

Floodplain Management Seminar - August 23, 2017
2015 Flooding of Walnut Creek and Magnolia, photo credit: Greg Cutler

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Transportation Council Room
NCTCOG Offices, CPII, 1st Floor
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

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Elected Officials Seminar & Community Rating System Users Group Meeting

Flooded road 2015
Flooded Road in Grand Prairie, 2015, photo credit: Barry Fulfer
 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Transportation Council Room
NCTCOG Offices, CPII, 1st Floor
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

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Elected Officials Seminar & Community Rating System Users Group Meeting

Flooded Intersection 2015
Flooded I-20 Service Road in Grand Prairie, 2015, photo credit: Barry Fulfer

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
9-1-1 Training Center
NCTCOG Offices, CPIII, 2nd Floor
600 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

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Flooded house 2015
Flooded House near Rowlett Creek, 2015, photo credit: Dennis Abraham

Thursday, August 6, 2015
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
William J. Pitstick Executive Board Room
NCTCOG Offices, CPII
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

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Floodplain Management Seminar - Sept 26, 2014

Photo credit: Flooded Homes Near Downtown Fort Worth in 1949 Flood of Trinity River, Photograph, n.d.; digital image, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth27968/ : University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room, Fort Worth, Texas.

Communities from across the region came together to collaborate on how to reduce the risks of flooding in their communities. The Policy Maker's Floodplain Management Seminar was held on September 26, 2014.

The purpose of this meeting was to be a conversation starter; highlighting the importance of partnerships in effective stormwater/floodplain management to our region's quality of life and public safety. This event was intended for elected officials, community leaders, and local decision-makers. It focuses on topics including floodplain management fundamentals, community partnerships & associations, and local programs. Speakers included representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Floodplain Management Association, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and several of our local floodplain administrators.

Flood
Photo credit: Flooded Homes Near Downtown Fort Worth in 1949 Flood of Trinity River, Photograph, n.d.; digital image, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth27968/ : University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room, Fort Worth, Texas.

Friday, September 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metroplex Conference Room
NCTCOG Offices, CP II
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

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The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has compiled the following report on the May-June 2015 floods as not only an informational piece but as part of an ongoing effort to lessen impacts of floods on our region.

The spring 2015 floods in Texas are often referred to as the Memorial Day Floods. However, weather events in late winter and early spring of 2015 saturated the soil and set the stage for record flooding when several weather systems followed in May and June, delivering a devastating blow to much of Texas. Area lakes and the Trinity River system were overwhelmed with excess water, causing record and near record flooding. These events prompted the President of the United States to issue a major disaster declaration May 29. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) later identified an incident period of May 4, 2015, to June 22, 2015.

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