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Texas Water Development Board approves $215,000 to the City of Ivanhoe (Tyler County) for a Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery project

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AUSTIN – (February 27, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $215,000 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Ivanhoe (Tyler County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with a Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery project.

Following damages sustained by the Ivanhoe Dam during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the City has experienced repetitive flooding of Ivanhoe Drive during rainfall events. With the assistance approved today, the City will improve its stormwater management through the installation of enlarged culverts, an elevated road surface, and guard rails to help prevent road flooding.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning, and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.