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Nueces County to get millions for flood control

State approves funds for Drainage District No. 2
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Posted at 12:00 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 07:43:02-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx — There is good news for some Nueces county residents who have been plagued with flooding problems for years.

The Texas Water Development Board on Thursday approved $4,574,636 fpr Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2.

That funding will be used to plan, design and build drainage improvement projects that will address chronic flooding issues, especially inthe Petronila area.

The funding approved by the Texas Water Development board consists of $2,601,000 in financing and $,973,636 in grant funding.
The money comes from the state's Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF).

The FIF was created by the Texas Legislature to provide funding for drainage, flood mitigation and flood control projects.