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

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