Floods have had a major role in the history and development of Texas. This guide will introduce some of the major sources of Texas flood data and help locate these publications in the University of Texas Libraries. The resources included in our other water studies collection guides will also likely prove useful. Also, as this guide does not include journal articles, remember to check the major periodical indexes or databases.
Flooding is a very broad subject that affects many disciplines. If you need information about law, insurance, or policy, it would be best to consult specialized reference works about those topics for information they may contain on water law and policy. Ask for reference assistance at Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) or at law libraries. Similarly, specialized information and resources may be found in the Engineering and Life Sciences libraries. While the University of Texas Libraries is well integrated, each branch has specialties and you are encouraged to make use of the expertise of the staff at each branch.