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$400M flood control from Lake Edinburg to the Laguna Madre$400M flood control from Lake Edinburg to the Laguna Madrehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=180092017-10-30T05:00:00Z2017-10-30T21:45:00Z

​​​​EDINBURG – Officials broke ground on the Raymondville Drain Project, a 63 mile, 350-foot wide flood control project that will stretch from Lake Edinburg to the Laguna Madre.

The $400 million project​ will provide an outlet for floodwaters from northern Hidalgo County and Willacy County into the bay.

The county has secured $17.1 million for the project so far.

The Raymondville Drain will be constructed in phases; the first phase will directly benefit the Faysville area north of Edinburg, a community often affected by flooding.

The flood reduction provided by the project will protect residents and infrastructure and spur growth ​in low-lying areas, according to U.S. Rep. Gonzalez.​​​

The Monitor
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
Infrastructure & Transportation
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