Region 6 San Jacinto Flood Planning Region
As the San Jacinto River and its many contributing creeks and bayous traverse south from the Huntsville area, its waters cross through the Piney Woods ecoregion and the Sam Houston National Forest. The river then flows across the Gulf Prairies to Galveston Bay. There are eight major lakes and reservoirs in the San Jacinto river basin, and it is the second most populated flood planning region which is also home to the fourth largest city in the United States: Houston.
For a detailed map of Region 6, please visit the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) Flood Planning Regions Map Collection.
Population Estimate (2019): 6,297,609
Approximate Area: 5,089 square miles
Approximate Stream Miles: 3,696
Approximate NFIP Claims (1975-2019): $11,661,576,868
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Major Cities (Population greater than 25,000):
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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.