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LRGVDC Meeting Presentation of the Texas Water Development Board Stormwater Drainage Study for the Colonias

(Weslaco, TX) – The Texas Water Development Board Stormwater Drainage Study for the Colonias of the Lower Rio Grande Valley is nearing completion. This final presentation at the board meeting of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) on Wednesday (tomorrow) will summarize the overall project, activities and deliverables.

Who: Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council Board of Directors Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 7, 12:00 p.m., as part of Agenda Item 9 – Regional Planning and Services, sub item B – HUD Disaster Recovery Funding.

Where: LRGVDC Main Campus, Ken Jones Executive Board Room, 301 West Railroad St., Weslaco, TX

BACKGROUND: This Stormwater Drainage Planning project was conducted in three phases. Initial phases included a colonia assessment of the lower Rio Grande Valley to ultimately identify the colonias with the greatest need for drainage study and infrastructure necessary to address local drainage issues. The third, final phase, was the localized analyses of 78 LRGV colonias. Through the initial phases, the project team identified colonias with the highest potential of flooding that experience structural damage. The remaining project funds were utilized to perform specific localized colonia analysis to address the frequent local flooding for the colonias identified as experiencing structural flooding.

For more information about the Texas Water Development Board Stormwater Drainage Study for the Colonias of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, please contact Robert Saenz, P.E., C.F.M. at (956) 664-0286 or Brian Godinez at (956) 655-4655.


20 New Analyses Available

The project team has completed 20 Localized Analyses for selected Colonias. Please click to the Project Updates section to download the latest project documents.


Project Updates

We have published the first Phase 1A Summary and Phase 1B Report. Please click to the Project Updates section to download the latest project documents.


Tools & Resources

Visit the Tools & Resources section to find useful links and information on what you can do to protect your family and home in the event of weather-related events or emergencies.


 

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