Region 2 Lower Red-Sulphur-Cypress Flood Planning Region

Region 2Twenty-one (21) major lakes and reservoirs are found in this region in the northeast corner of the state, which borders Oklahoma to the north and Louisiana to the east. After leaving Lake Texoma, the lower Red River is fed by numerous creeks and tributaries on its way to the Louisiana border. The Sulphur River and its tributaries run from west to east where it serves as the border between Bowie and Cass counties before entering Louisiana. Cypress Creek (sometimes called Cypress Bayou) flows across this region to its confluence with the Red River in Louisiana. Along the way, it flows through Caddo Lake, one of the state's only natural lakes.

For a detailed map of Region 2, please visit the Texas Geographic Information Office (TxGIO) Flood Planning Regions Map Collection.

Go to Region 2 Lower Red-Sulphur-Cypress RFPG External Host Website

Population Estimate (2019): 515,732

Approximate Area: 9,187 square miles

Approximate Stream Miles: 7,380

Approximate NFIP Claims (1975-2019): $30,509,198

Counties Represented:

*indicates this county is partially within this RFPG and is also represented by at least one other RFPG

Major Cities (Population greater than 25,000):

Major Lakes & Reservoirs:

Ecoregions of Texas Represented:

Regional Flood Planning Group Meeting Minutes & Updates

Please see the RFPG Meeting Schedule webpage for information on the past and upcoming meetings.


Planning Group Sponsor Contact: Ark-Tex Council of Governments, Chris Brown, (903) 255-3541 or Paul Prange, (903) 255-3519

Planning Group Chair: Reeves Hayter, (903) 517-8633

TWDB Contact:Cynthia Nolasco, (512) 475-1806