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Put litter where it belongs. Trash on the ground miles away from a creek or river can end up in area waterways when in rains. Don’t Let Litter Trash Your River!

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Health & Safety Notice

To the constituents of the San Antonio River Authority:

The health, safety, and well-being of our constituents and staff is of paramount importance. As such, the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) has been closely monitoring updates and recommendations regarding COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and the State of Texas. 

Employees and visitors are encouraged to wear a mask when inside River Authority facilities. Those who are showing signs of COVID-19 symptoms should not enter River Authority facilities.

We will continue to monitor public health recommendations and make additional decisions and announcements as necessary. Please continue to follow us via our social media channels and visit our website for updates. If you need to contact the River Authority, please call (210) 227-1373 or toll free at (866) 345-7272. Emails sent through the “Contact” page of the River Authority’s website will be received and responded to accordingly.

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Explore our website for a deeper dive into the bounty of natural, recreational, cultural and family opportunities waiting for you along the 240-mile course of the San Antonio River.

Sunset Advisory Commission Invites Public Input on the San Antonio River Authority

The Sunset Advisory Commission is reviewing the mission and performance of the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) and welcomes public comments on ideas to improve its operations and services. The Texas Sunset Act requires the Sunset Commission to periodically review the River Authority and recommend whether to change state law to improve the authority’s efficiency and effectiveness. The Legislature ultimately will decide whether to adopt Sunset’s statutory recommendations. The Sunset Commission also may adopt management directives for the River Authority that do not require statutory change.

The Sunset process has three stages. First, Sunset staff will evaluate the River Authority, seek public input, and issue a report recommending solutions to problems found. Second, the Sunset Commission will hold two public meetings: a hearing on the staff report and the agency, and a decision meeting to adopt recommendations to the Legislature based on the report and public comments. Third, the Legislature will convene in January 2023 and will consider Sunset’s statutory recommendations in a Sunset bill for the San Antonio River Authority.

Here are several ways to provide comments and suggestions to Sunset staff on the San Antonio River Authority’s mission, operations, and services:

  • Send an email to sunset@sunset.texas.gov
  • Submit comments online at www.sunset.texas.gov
  • Send a letter to Sunset Advisory Commission, Attn: San Antonio River Authority, P.O. Box 13066, Austin, Texas 78711
  • Call (512) 463-1300 to speak to Sadie Smeck, project manager of the San Antonio River Authority review.

Please provide your comments by January 7, 2022 to ensure Sunset staff can fully consider your input while conducting their review. Comments submitted before the staff report is published in March 2022 will remain confidential.

Stay informed! Visit www.sunset.texas.gov to sign up for email alerts on the Sunset staff report and the Sunset Commission’s public meetings on the San Antonio River Authority.

Learning Modules

Explore the San Antonio River Basin in new ways and uncover the vital role our rivers play in our daily lives. From the risk of floods to recreational activities, from delicate individual ecosystems to overall river health, there are countless stories to be told.

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Sustainability
Residents, schools, and businesses of the San Antonio River Basin are using nature based solutions to slow and filter excess rainwater to reduce flooding and improve water quality in our streams and rivers. The San Antonio River Basin Interactive Green Infrastructure Map provides a place to share Green Infrastructure projects funded by the San Antonio River Authority, access resources and learn how you can participate. All projects are built using methods and materials according to the San Antonio River Basin Low Impact Development Technical Design Guidance Manual. Together, we are all making a difference.

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Flood Risk
What is the most dangerous of natural disasters for South Texas? Many would be shocked to find that it is flooding! Flooding can result in a large loss of life and property, So, what can we do to prevent it? Learn how The River Authority and its partners are working to meet the challenge of protecting people, property, and the natural environment from flooding through planning and preparedness.

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River Health
There are many ways to determine the health of a river. The San Antonio River Authority and its scientists perform water quality monitoring, biological and habitat assessments throughout the San Antonio River Basin to keep tabs on the condition of this important ecoregion.

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Parks & Trails
There is an emerald heart in South Texas that beats to a rhythm of exploration, tranquility and adventure. Your San Antonio River has that pulse, and the San Antonio River Authority is inviting you to discover every facet of this gem’s green spaces, flowing waters and cultural heritage.

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Ecosystems
What is an ecosystem? And how does the San Antonio River serve as an important habitat corridor supporting numerous native plants, migratory birds and other wildlife?

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Bays & Estuaries
Bays and estuaries are a vital part of our natural world. They act as barriers for storms, safe havens for migratory birds, nurseries for aquatic life, a food source and protection for wildlife, and much more. Because the San Antonio River flows 240-miles down to the Texas Coast, the health of our river has a direct effect on these coastal wetlands.

Virtual Tour

Follow along the San Antonio River’s 240 mile journey from its underground origins all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. This virtual tour will show off the river’s diverse wildlife and rich history as it passes by Spanish missions and winds through the ranches and coastal plains of South Texas.

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