KRGV: Nearly $20 million awarded to city of Raymondville and Hidalgo County for flood mitigation projects

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville announced a total of $20 million has been awarded to the city of Raymondville and Hidalgo County for 2015 flood mitigation projects by the Texas General Land Office (GLO).

Hidalgo County is set to receive $9,858,499 for phase one of the main floodwater channel expansion project and Raymondville will receive $10 million for drainage and wastewater system improvements to reduce the risk of repeated flooding.

The city of Raymondville and Hidalgo County are two of four communities in the state selected to receive the mitigation funding.

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