As the Authority in flood safety, keeping lives, property, and our natural environment safe and secure from the devastating effects of major flooding is a top concern for the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority). The River Authority is meeting the challenge with comprehensive planning, precision protection, strategic partnerships, and community preparedness.
Along with maintaining over 40 dams and other flood control structures, the River Authority also advocates for development techniques designed to reduce runoff and improve water quality. Below, learn more about what the River Authority does when it comes to flood safety, and how you can be prepared before, during and after a devastating flood.
We Care About Your Safety!
If forced to leave your property and time permits, move essential items to safe ground, fill tanks to keep them from floating away and grease immovable machinery.
Store a supply of drinking water in clean bathtubs and in large containers.
Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, floodplains, etc.
Stay Informed: Listen to radio and TV outlets
Get to Higher Ground: If you live in a flood prone area or are camping in a low lying area, get to higher ground immediately.
Obey Evacuation Orders: If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Lock your home when you leave. If you have time, disconnect utilities and appliances.