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State to fund repairs to flood control structures

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to Receive $150 Million for Flood Control Dam Infrastructure Projects

By Molly Christensen

Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board

TEMPLE – Projects to repair and rehabilitate flood control structures across Texas will now be funded thanks to a $150 million appropriations bill legislators passed this session. The Governor signed the bill into law on June 6. 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).

(Editor’s Note: There are over 200 such flood control structures in Montague County built during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.)

To learn more about the new state program check out this week’s edition of The Nocona News.

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