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$5 Billion Announced For Disaster Recovery Projects In Texas

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced Thursday nearly $5 billion in funding will go toward disaster recovery projects in Texas. Most of the funding will be used in the Houston region.

This funding will go toward critical flood mitigation projects including many of the high-priority projects identified by Governor Abbott.

“The billions allocated to Texas today is welcome news as we continue to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,” said Governor Abbott. “This funding will go a long way toward future-proofing Texas against another hurricane and strengthening our infrastructure to withstand dangerous flooding. I thank the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Texas Congressional Delegation and the Office of Management and Budget for their work in helping rebuild Texas stronger than before.”

Projects included in Thursday’s announcement from the USACE:

  • Brays Bayou – $75,000,000
  • Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries – $1,454,000
  • Clear Creek – $295,165,000
  • Dallas Floodway – $222,911,000
  • Dallas Floodway Extension – $53,000,000
  • Hunting Bayou – $65,000,000
  • Lewisville Dam – $91,959,000
  • Lower Colorado River – $73,290,000
  • Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay – $3,957,134,000
  • White Oak Bayou – $45,000,000

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also announced nearly $16 billion in additional funds for Texas on studies for projects to help make the state more protected against future storms.

Studies included in Thursday’s announcement from USACE:

  • Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study – $1,902,000
  • Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Study  – $6,000,000
  • Houston Regional Watershed Assessment –  $3,000,000
  • Brazos River, Fort Bend County Erosion Management Study – $3,000,000
  • Guadalupe and San Antonio River Basins – $2,000,000

According to the news release from the Governor’s office, this is all in addition to the $500 million announced by the USACE last month.

 

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