USACE approves $509 million for flood mitigation USACE approves $509 million for flood mitigation https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=203862018-06-19T05:00:00Z2018-06-19T13:00:00Z

​​​​WASHINGTON – The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved $509 million in funding to pay for projects to mitigate flooding, improve harbors, and study the Texas coastline.

The funding includes $3.6 million for three projects in the Rio Grande Valley. These include a project in Harlingen to dredge the main channel and several other hot spots and turn basin for $2.4 million. An additional $1 million will fund pre-construction engineering and the design phase of the Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project to deepen the Brownsville Ship Channel. The remaining $250,000 will be used for a feasibility study of resaca projects in Brownsville.

USACE also approved funding for other projects around the state.​​

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