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Flood Control Dam Infrastructure Projects - Supplemental Funding

Overview

Projects to repair and rehabilitate flood control structures across Texas will now be funded due to a $150 million appropriations bill legislators passed this session. The Governor signed the bill into law on June 6, 2019. These structures serve as a critical protection for our state’s infrastructure, private property, and lives. The State appropriated the funds to the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) to administer through grants to the local sponsors of Flood Control Dams, including Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).

Currently there are 2,041 dams which were originally built by the United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) through federal programs in Texas with the understanding that local sponsors would supply operation and maintenance. Local sponsors include Soil and Water Conservation Districts (a subdivision of state government), cities, counties, water control improvement districts, river authorities, and other special purpose districts.

There are 622 dams that are classified as high hazard, meaning there is a potential loss of life if the dam fails; however, only 123 of these meet high hazard criteria. That means that currently 499 dams need rehabilitation and upgrade to meet safety criteria that will adequately protect lives downstream totaling over $1.5 billion, including anticipated federal and local match over a ten-year period.

Project List

In the event that a project on the list below is not prepared to move forward for any reason, it may be moved down in priority and others may be added or upgraded in ranking.

DAM NAME COUNTY PROJECT TYPE STATUS
ORIGINAL PLAN
Auds Creek 5 Lamar Repair Design
Auds Creek 6A Lamar Repair Design
Auds Creek Site 7 Lamar Repair Design
Big Sandy Creek 26 Wise Federal Rehab Planning
Big Sandy Creek 43 Wise Upgrade Design
Big Sandy Creek 44 Wise Upgrade Design
Brady Creek 27 Concho Repair Design
Brady Creek 28 Concho Repair Design
Brady Creek 34 Concho Repair Design
Brady Creek 36 Concho Repair Design
Brady Creek 37 Concho Repair Design
Brady Creek 38 Concho Repair Design
Cedar Creek 126 Van Zandt Repair Design
Cedar Creek 128 Van Zandt Repair Cancelled by Sponsor
Cedar Creek 129 Van Zandt Repair Design
Cedar Creek 130A Van Zandt Repair Cancelled by Sponsor
Cedar Creek 131 Van Zandt Repair Cancelled by Sponsor
Cedar Creek 135B Van Zandt Repair Design
Cedar Creek 135C Van Zandt Repair Constr.
Cedar Creek 136 Van Zandt Repair Design
Cedar Creek 138 Van Zandt Repair Cancelled by Sponsor
Cedar Creek 87A  Kaufman Federal Rehab Design
Cedar Creek 90 Kaufman Repair Constr.
Chambers Creek 1 Ellis Upgrade Design
Chambers Creek 10 Ellis Federal Rehab Design
Chambers Creek 100 Ellis Repair Design
Chambers Creek 107 Ellis Repair Constr.
Chambers Creek 11 Ellis Federal Rehab Design
Chambers Creek 110 Ellis Repair Constr.
Chambers Creek 113 Ellis Repair Design
Chambers Creek 115 Ellis Repair Design
Chambers Creek 125 Ellis Repair Constr.
Chambers Creek 129 Navarro Upgrade Design
Chambers Creek 15 Ellis Upgrade Design
Chambers Creek 23 Ellis Repair Constr.
Chambers Creek 33 Johnson Repair Design
Chambers Creek 4 Ellis Federal Rehab Planning
Chambers Creek 5 Ellis Upgrade Cancelled by Sponsor
Chambers Creek 6 Ellis Repair Constr.
Chambers Creek 7 Ellis Upgrade Design
Chambers Creek 79A Ellis Repair Constr.
Chambers Creek 9 Ellis Upgrade Design
Chiltipin-San Fernando Crk 2 Duval Repair Design
Clear Fork Trinity River 23 Parker Repair Constr.
Clear Fork Trinity River 33 Parker Federal Rehab Planning
Comal River 4 Comal Federal Rehab Planning
Cow Bayou 30 Falls Repair Cancelled by Sponsor
Denton Creek 21 Wise Repair Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 15 Bell Repair Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 23 Bell Upgrade Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 26 Bell Repair Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 39 Falls Upgrade Design
Kickapoo Creek 2 Coke Upgrade Cancelled by Sponsor
Lake Creek 2 Anderson Repair Design
Lake Creek 3 Anderson Repair Design
Lower Brushy Creek 12 Williamson Repair Design
Lower Brushy Creek 18 Williamson Upgrade Design
Lower Brushy Creek 22 Williamson Repair Design
Lower East Fork Laterals 10 Kaufman Federal Rehab Planning
Lower East Fork Laterals 3 Kaufman Upgrade Design
Lower East Fork Laterals 9 Kaufman Federal Rehab Planning
Lower Plum Creek 23 Caldwell Repair Design
Lower Plum Creek 28 Caldwell Federal Rehab Design
Lower Running Water Draw 4 Hale Federal Rehab Design
Mountain Creek 11 Ellis Repair Design
Pilot Grove 64A Hunt Repair Federal
Pine Creek  3 Lamar Repair Design
Pine Creek 14 Lamar Repair Design
Plum Creek 12 Hays Federal Rehab Design
Plum Creek 14 Caldwell Upgrade Design
Plum Creek 2 Hays Upgrade Design
Plum Creek 21 Caldwell Federal Rehab Design
Richland Creek 16A Limestone Repair Design
Salt Creek and Laterals 8A Wise Repair Design
San Diego/Rosita Creek 2 Duval Repair Design
Upper Cibolo Creek 2 Kendall Federal Rehab Planning
Upper Cibolo Creek 4 Kendall Upgrade Design
Upper East Fork Laterals 11 Kaufman Repair Constr.
Upper Lake Fork 12 Hopkins Repair Design
Upper Lake Fork 15A Hopkins Repair Design
Upper Lake Fork 2 Hunt Repair Design
Upper Lake Fork 23 Hopkins Repair Design
       
ADDITIONAL PROJECTS PLANNED
East Fork Lavon 15 Collin Upgrade Design
East Fork Lavon 16 Collin Upgrade Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 13R Bell Repair Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 31 Bell Repair Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 32 Milam Repair Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 37 Milam Repair Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 38 Milam Repair Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 43 Milam Repair Design
Elm Creek (Centex) 8 Bell Upgrade Design
Plum Creek 10 Hays Federal Rehab Design
Upper East Fork Laterals 5B Rockwall Upgrade Design
Upper East Fork Laterals 5C Rockwall Upgrade Design
Williams 1 Gillespie Upgrade Design

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