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Be Flood Aware!

There are three primary types of flooding in Texas:  Riverine flooding occurs when rivers, streams, creeks and lakes overflow their banks due to extended periods of continuous rainfall.   Urban or localized flooding is usually caused by issues such as poor lot grading, inadequate drainage infrastructure or blocked drainage structures in…

Outreach Program Helps Youth Understand Water Pollution Prevention

Even kids can also play a role in keeping Arlington beautiful and clean. The Stormwater Management Division’s education outreach program provides stormwater pollution and prevention presentations to our local elementary school age students. This program provides elementary school age students with information on the function of the City’s Storm Drain system and…

Why Is My Creek Green? Fertilizers Could be to Blame

Fertilizers contain large amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous that can wash into ponds, lakes, streams and other local waterways leading to eutrophication. This causes the overgrowth of aquatic plants primarily in the form of an algae bloom turning our creeks and streams green.  The rapid increase in unwanted…

Presentations Available On Stormwater Flooding and Pollution Prevention

Want to learn how to keep the City’s storm drains and creeks pollution free?The Stormwater Management Division is providing educational presentations about the City’s Storm Drain system and its function in reducing flooding. This outreach program, aimed at homeowners associations, civic and community groups, parent-teacher associations and apartment complex management and…

Flood Safety Awareness Fair and Seminars

The Region 6 office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is joining its local partners in Arlington to celebrate Flood Safety Awareness by co-sponsoring an informational fair on Flood Safety, and training seminars on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for real estate and insurance agents. The collaborative effort provides…