As a taxing authority, the San Antonio River Authority is entrusted with the fiduciary responsibility to effectively manage public funds in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards of accountability, transparency and integrity to provide the appropriate level of quality public service.
The San Antonio River Authority defines watershed management as a holistic approach to managing land use changes through scientifically-based master planning techniques which promote land management that respects the natural flow of water on the land and maintains natural processes in altered landscapes.
The San Antonio River Authority promotes programs and activities that proactively inform residents and property owners of their potential risk for flooding. By providing the most accurate and up-to-date information on flood risk, the River Authority enhances the ability for governments, businesses and individuals to make informed decisions to manage flood risk and protect life, property and infrastructure from flooding.
The San Antonio River Authority firmly supports the health and quality of life benefits of nature based recreation.
The San Antonio River Authority is dedicated to attaining a water quality standard throughout the San Antonio River Basin that meets the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) primary contact recreation classification.
The San Antonio River Authority promotes sustainable land development practices that minimize increases in the volume and velocity of stormwater
The purpose of this manual is to provide a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Standard of Care criteria guidance for performing natural channel design projects in the San Antonio Region.