Raymondville Drain - Flood Control
The Raymondville Drain Project, is an authorized federal project with the US Army Corps of Engineers – Galveston District (USACE) under the Project for Flood Control, Lower Rio Grande Basin, Texas, under Title IV, Section 401 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 1986 and amended by WRDA 2007.
Due to financial capabilities for nonfederal participation, Hidalgo County Drainage District #1 (HCDD1) became the Lead Sponsor (non-federal sponsor) for the Raymondville Drain Project, through a Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Intent in September 2001 with the USACE.
This federal project will play an important role in regional flood protection (affecting a five-county area). It will allow for the continued and future economic development and growth along already developed and potentially flood-prone areas in both Hidalgo and Willacy Counties, as well as contributing watersheds of Starr, Kenedy, and Cameron Counties.
As the General Engineering Consultant, S&BI is responsible for coordinating and managing contracts for four engineering firms. This contract includes the development and implementation of Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 Master Drainage System Phase II for the design and expansion of the Raymondville Drain Outfall System.