|(a) 1.0% annual chance flood event--Flood event having
a 1.0% chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year, also
referred to as the base flood or 100-year flood.
(b) 0.2% annual chance flood event--Flood event having
a 0.2% chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year, also
referred to as the 500-year flood.
(c) Board--The governing body of the Texas Water Development
(d) Executive Administrator (EA)--The Executive Administrator
of the TWDB or a designated representative.
(e) Flood Mitigation--The implementation of actions,
including both structural and non-structural solutions, to reduce
flood risk to protect against the loss of life and property.
(f) Flood Management Evaluation (FME)--A proposed flood
study of a specific, flood-prone area that is needed in order to assess
flood risk and/or determine whether there are potentially feasible
FMSs or FMPs.
(g) Flood Management Strategy (FMS)--A proposed plan
to reduce flood risk or mitigate flood hazards to life or property.
A flood management strategy may or may not require associated Flood
Mitigation Projects to be implemented.
(h) Flood Mitigation Project (FMP)--A proposed flood
project, both structural and non-structural, that has a non-zero capital
costs or other non-recurring cost and that when implemented will reduce
flood risk or mitigate flood hazards to life or property.
(i) Neighboring area--Any area, including but not limited
to upstream and downstream areas, potentially affected by the proposed
flood mitigation project.
(j) Political Subdivision--County, city, or other body
politic or corporate of the state, including any district or authority
created under Art. 3 §52 or Art. 16 §59 of the constitution
and including any interstate compact commission to which the state
is a party and any nonprofit WSC created and operating under Ch. 67.
(k) Regional Flood Plan (RFP)--The plan adopted or
amended by a Regional Flood Planning Group pursuant to Texas Water
Code §16.062 (relating to Regional Flood Plans) and this chapter.
(l) State Flood Plan (SFP)--The most recent State Flood
Plan adopted or amended by the Board under Texas Water Code §16.061
(relating to State Flood Plan).
(m) TWDB--Texas Water Development Board.