NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Monday, January 29, 2018
PLACE: Wharton, Texas
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs will meet at 9 a.m. at the following location:
Wharton County Junior College
Duson-Hansen Fine Arts Building, Horton Foote Theatre
911 E Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488
The committee will hear invited and public testimony regarding the impact to agriculture and rural communities from Hurricane Harvey, along with the following charge:
1) Study and make recommendations on how to move forward with water infrastructure projects in the State Water Plan that will help mitigate floods through flood control, diversion, and storage projects. Evaluate plans for a possible third reservoir in addition to Addicks and Barker to control and alleviate additional flooding in the region. Additionally, review the current status of reservoir projects in Texas. Examine opportunities for coordination between federal and state agencies to develop flood mitigation infrastructure, and the ongoing maintenance and restoration of critical dam infrastructure.
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.