About Us

The Nueces River originates on the Edwards Plateau in Central Texas in Edwards and Real Counties. The Sabinal, Atascosa, Leona, and Frio Rivers and their numerous tributaries all feed the Nueces on its way to Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays. Extending south from Corpus Christi, a large portion of the Nueces-Rio Grande Coastal Basin, containing Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Oso Bay, and Baffin Bay, is also located in the Nueces Flood Planning Region. This region includes 2 major reservoirs, Choke Canyon Reservoir and Lake Corpus Christi and crosses five ecoregions of Texas based on TPWD, including most of the South Texas Plains ecoregion.

Facts about the Region

Population Estimate (2019): 782,528

Approximate Area: 24,094 square miles

Approximate Stream Miles: 17,044

Approximate NFIP Claims (1975-2019): $270,467,109

Counties Represented:

Aransas*     Atascosa*     Bandera*    Bee    Bexar*   
Brooks*    Dimmit*    Duval    Edwards*   
Frio    Goliad*    Jim Hogg*    Jim Wells    Karnes*   
Kenedy*    Kerr*    Kinney*    Kleberg    La Salle   
Live Oak    Maverick*    McMullen    Medina*    Nueces   
Real*    Refugio*    San Patricio    Uvalde    Webb*    Wilson*    Zavala

*indicates this county is partially within this RFPG and is also represented by at least one other RFPG Major Cities

Rocksprings   Leaky    Camp Wood    Brackettville    Spofford
Uvalde City    Sabinal    Castroville   Devine    Hondo   La Coste
Lytle    Natalia     Freer    San Diego     Benavides     Alice
Orange Grove    Premont    Crystal City     Dilley    Pearsall
Asherton     Big Wells     Carrizo Springs   Cotulla    Fowlerton
Tilden    Hebbronville   Falfurrias   Pleasanton   Poteet   Jourdanton
Lytle   Charlotte   Christine   George West   Three Rivers   Beeville
Kingsville   Austwell   Bayside   Refugio   Woodsboro   
Taft   Sinton   Odem   Gregory   Portland   Ingleside   Mathis   
Portland   Aransas Pass   Fulton   Rockport   Agua Dulce   
Bishop   Driscoll    Petronlia    Port Aransas   Robstown   Banquette
Corpus Christi

Major Lakes & Reservoirs:
Barney M Davis Reservoir
Choke Canyon Reservoir
Lake Corpus Christi Reservoir
Tailing Ponds Tailing Ponds
No. 2 Upper Nueces Lake

Ecoregions of Texas Represented:
Blackland Prairie
Edwards Plateau
Gulf Prairies
Post Oak Savanah
South Texas Plains