NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Monday, October 16, 2017
PLACE: New Caney, Texas
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs
will meet at 9 a.m. at the following location:
East Montgomery County Improvement District
21575 US-59 #200
New Caney, TX 77357
The committee will hear invited and public testimony on the following:
1) Study and identify ways to improve the capacity and maintain the structure
of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs. Report on mechanisms that would ensure
the public has access to timely and transparent release figures from reservoirs
across the state.
2) Evaluate current state data-sharing standards for rainfall and stream gauges and
whether regional flood management projects and flood warnings should be hosted in a
centralized location, such as a state agency web page. Determine whether a statewide
real-time flood warning system could be developed and coordinated through mobile
devices, TxDOT electronic signage, communication devices and whether existing local
and regional forecasting infrastructure could be integrated into a centralized
inclement weather forecasting system.
Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person.
If submitting written testimony, please provide 10 copies to the committee clerk
with your name on each copy.