USACE Announces Nearly $5B for Projects in Texas

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced yesterday nearly $5 billion in funding for disaster recovery projects in Texas.

This funding will go towards critical flood mitigation projects, including a number of high-priority projects identified by Governor Abbott and local leaders in Texas.

In addition to the nearly $5 billion for infrastructure projects, the Army Corps announced nearly $16 million for Texas on studies for projects to help make the state more resilient to future storms. This allocation comes as a result of the disaster supplemental passed by Congress earlier this year, and is in addition to the $500 Million announced by the USACE last month.

The billions allocated to Texas 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 the 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.

Studies included in the announcement from the 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.


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