Region 5 Neches Flood Planning Region

Region 5The Neches River originates in Van Zandt and Smith counties near Lake Palestine. From there, the Neches and its many tributaries continue south into the Piney woods of East Texas. There are 12 major reservoirs in this region. In the middle reaches of this basin, the Angelina River enters Sam Rayburn Reservoir, which feeds the lower Neches as it crosses through the Angelina National Forest and the Big Thicket National Preserve. After skirting northeast around Beaumont, the Neches merges with the Sabine River at Port Arthur on Sabine Lake and enters the Gulf of Mexico through Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge.

For a detailed map of Region 5, please visit the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) Flood Planning Regions Map Collection.



Go to Region 5 Neches RFPG External Host Website



Population Estimate (2019): 918,370

Approximate Area: 11,452 square miles

Approximate Stream Miles: 9,673

Approximate NFIP Claims (1975-2019): $1,908,581,588

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):

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

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.

Contacts

Planning Group Sponsor Contact: Lower Neches Valley Authority, Risa Barber, (409) 892-4011

Planning Group Interim Chair: Jeff Branick, (409) 835-8466

TWDB Contact: Richard Bagans, (512) 936-0129

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