North Texas Getting Funds For Flood Control Projects

Steven Pickering
July 06, 2018 - 5:14 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending hundreds of millions of dollars to north Texas for flood control projects.

The grants are part of a larger, $5 billion package for disaster recovery and infrastructure improvement.

"This funding will go a long way toward future-proofing Texas against another hurricane and strengthening our infrastructure to withstand dangerous flooding," said Governor Greg Abbott.

Dallas will receive $222 million for projects along the Dallas Floodway along the Trinity River, plus another $53 million for a floodway extension project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has also designated nearly $92 million for work on the Lewisville Lake Dam. That dam experienced problems during heavy rains in 2015.

Houston is also getting some funding for projects along four of its bayous. Several agencies in the greater Houston area will also receive money to pay for studies on ways to make the region more resilient to future storms.