AUSTIN—The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has extended the deadline to this Friday, July 17 for nominations of potential members of Texas’ first-ever regional flood-planning groups. The 15 regional planning groups, formed around river basin boundaries, will require 12 representatives of specific-interest categories, including agriculture, industries, river authorities, counties, municipalities, water districts, flood districts, electric-generating utilities, water utilities, environmental interests, small businesses, and the public. The planning groups will develop regional flood plans by January 2023, which will culminate in the inaugural state flood plan in 2024. Interested candidates can fill out a nomination form available on the TWDB website. The planning group will be named by early fall.