Onion Creek, TX

Onion Creek, TX

Onion Creek flows from Hays County, Texas into Travis County where it meets the Colorado River east of Austin. It experiences frequent flooding, and the Onion Creek Greenway Plan serves to protect stream corridors and floodplains while simultaneously using these areas for recreation.

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Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Undeveloped coastal land can serve as a natural buffer for a significant amount of storm surge, reducing flooding and damage further inland. After Hurricane Ike in 2008, Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston, and Chambers counties united to push for the creation of the Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area to protect valuable wetlands from over-development.

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