Region 8 Lower Brazos Flood Planning Region
After exiting Possum Kingdom Lake in Northwest Palo Pinto County, the lower Brazos River crosses a diversity of ecoregions of Texas. The river runs through Waco and College Station on its way to the coast, where it enters the Gulf of Mexico near Lake Jackson and Freeport. Important tributaries of the Lower Brazos include the Paluxy River, the Bosque River, the Little River, the Nolan River, the Leon River, the San Gabriel River, the Lampasas River, and the Navasota River. There are 30 major lakes and reservoirs in the Lower Brazos Region.
For a detailed map of Region 8, please visit the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) Flood Planning Regions Map Collection.
Population Estimate (2019): 2,737,859
Approximate Area: 23,442 square miles
Approximate Stream Miles: 19,720
Approximate NFIP Claims (1975-2019): $548,937,763
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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.