Go by the Planning Office any day, 2nd floor of the building behind City Hall and ask to see the maps with the new proposed flood plains. Very important if you own land or a home in San Marcos! Since the huge floods of 2015, information has spread about how the former flood plain maps were much weaker than what FEMA had originally proposed back in the 80’s because people fought having their land devalued with flood plains marked on their property. The county government at that time, accepted people’s stories that they’d never flooded and didn’t want to be included in the flood plains. Turns out the Wimberley flood matched the proposed flood plains pretty closely, taking out a lot of homes that should never have been built so close to the river. You should be very concerned if you live anywhere near rivers and you definitely should have flood insurance. I hope people will accept the reality that there are serious floods here, and we’ve built a great deal of our town in the 100 year flood plain. We have not yet seen the worst of floods that could happen here, if you look at all the floods in similar sized watersheds around us, and compare our floods to theirs in volume. Each catastrophic rainfall event is different, and you never know how many inches will fall per hour and on exactly what watershed or ravine. So even if you did not flood in the recent floods, your home could get it in the next one, unless you are on the top of a hill. We also have to carefully assess what is being done to each piece of land to pave or build on it in town and especially in the hills upstream of town, since that can flood neighbors if the wonderfully protective new stricter city development rules are not followed.