Planning and Mission


The Board of Directors guide the Strategic Plan which is made up of their vision, mission, and guiding principles. 

Vision - The District’s focus is Regional Flood Risk Mitigation across the Upper Brushy Creek watershed.

Mission - We reduce flooding impacts through our existing dams, partner projects, and risk communication.

Guiding Principles We are committed to our founding purpose of proactively reducing regional flood risk via the conservative stewardship of public funds.  

The Strategic Plan is implemented by teams of staff and consultants led by the Board appointed General Manager. Teams work collaboratively across the District’s core areas of maintenance, capital improvement program, risk management, and fiscal responsibility.

Maintenance - Dam safety inspections identify potential problems early allowing for proactive fixes which reduce risks and costs. Regular maintenance including vegetation control to reduce potential slope and spillway stability issues enhances dam safety and longevity. 

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) The District utilizes predictive modeling and risk informed decision making to direct regional flood mitigation, dam rehabilitation, and partner projects where they are needed most. Projects are studied and analyzed to ensure the District obtains best value solutions considering both short-term and long-term financial impacts.

Risk Management - Dams cannot mitigate all flooding risk and dam failure (breach) risk cannot be eliminated as long as the dams exist. The District works to protect life and property beyond what is feasible with regional flood mitigation projects through strategic communications and interagency coordination. 

Fiscal Responsibility - The District’s conservative investments and timely leveraging of low-cost debt allows for the earlier completion of projects resulting in reduced risks and a net savings. Fiscal auditing and internal controls ensure compliance with state and local standards. Internal Services leverage operational efficiencies and intergovernmental partnerships to achieve maximum results with minimal staffing and expense.