The problem of protecting lives and property from flooding in the lower Colorado River basin has become increasingly severe as a result of the rapid expansion of homes and businesses in the floodplain. This has been evidenced by devastating floods that occurred in all or part of the basin in 1991, 1997 and 1998. Unfortunately, local floodplain management efforts are sometimes ineffective due to the lack of coordination and sufficient technical support.
To study ways to address these problems, the Lower Colorado River Authority in 2000 sponsored a year-long series of meetings guided by a Steering Committee of local government officials. Their conclusion was that regional coordination and planning was needed.
In response, over sixty participating communities have joined together to create the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition. Based upon earlier recommendations made by the Steering Committee, the Coalition has adopted a mission statement, goals and objectives.