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Special to the News-Times

region 3 logoCROCKETT — The Trinity Regional Flood Planning Group will host an open house-style informational session in Crockett to present an overview of a draft regional flood plan for the Trinity River Basin.

The meeting, set for 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Houston County Electric Cooperative Community Room, 1701 Loop 304, will showcase flood mitigation recommendations for the local area and encourage stakeholder input. 

The informational session will begin with a brief presentation, followed by a chance for the public to ask questions, review planning materials and visit with RFPG representatives. 

The plan draws on the best available science, data, models and flood risk mapping to recommend over $1 billion in flood mitigation actions designed to fix local flooding issues and reduce flood-related loss of lives, property and livelihoods throughout the region. 

The plan is important because recommended projects will ultimately have better access to future state funding.

The plan can be reviewed on the Planning Documents page of the Trinity RFPG website, using the Categories tool to sort by “2022 Draft Plan.” Hard copies of the Draft Plan are also available for review at the following libraries across the region during normal operating hours:

•Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas.

•Fairfield Library, 350 W. Main Street, Fairfield.

•Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, 650 FM 1011, Liberty.

Public comments on the Draft Plan are due to the Trinity RFPG by Oct. 10. For more information on the public comment submission process, please visit www.trinityrfpg.org. 

The Trinity RFPG’s planning region (Trinity River Basin, or Region 3) has an estimated population of approximately 8 million and spans a nearly 18,000-square-mile, 38-county region from Cooke County in the north to Chambers County on the Gulf Coast. For more information, visit the Trinity RFPG website www.trinityrfpg.org, follow the group on Twitter or email the group via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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