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January 25th, 2008
Public meeting scheduled on flood protection study

From the city of San Marcos

The city’s engineering department will hold a public meeting to present the results of a study evaluating the flood risk in San Marcos on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 3 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

City Engineers, along with Espey Consultants, Inc., will present the results of a detailed flood analysis of areas along the Blanco River, Willow Springs Creek, Purgatory Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Bypass Creek, Sessom Creek (tributary of the San Marcos River), and the Schulle Canyon tributary of Sink Creek.

Flood mitigation alternatives such as drainage channel improvements, maintenance opportunities, pond layouts and road crossing improvements will be discussed.

Interested citizens and area property owners are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Flood Protection Planning project is partially funded with the assistance of a grant from the Texas Water Development Board. Other participants in the project include Hays County, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

For more information on the project, please call the Department of Environment and Engineering at 512-393-8130.

— MELISSA MILLECAM

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  1. Will there be provisions within the Rio Vista improvement project that deal with the flooding that occurs in the yards of houses located on Sycamore St.? This occurs after hard and/or long rains and sometimes persists for days and even weeks. We have been paying a monthly “drainage fee” for years and there have been no significant measures taken to improve drainage of this area. The storm sewer that is schedule to be placed along Sycamore St. is at the front of the lot and will not accomadate the flooding of the back yards of either side of Sycamore. Also when I search for “Rio Vista Improvements” I am shown nothing that deals with Rio Vista specifically. Thanks for this opportunity to express my concerns regarding “living in San Marcos”. Ed

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