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Texas Water Development Board approves $77,500 to the City of Mart (Limestone and McLennan counties) for a flood planning study

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AUSTIN – (April 22, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $77,500 in grant funding to the City of Mart (Limestone and McLennan counties). The City will use the assistance from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for a flood planning study.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will develop a comprehensive evaluation of the existing New Mart Lake dam and recommend improvements.

The approved project is eligible for FIF funding under category 2 of the 2020 Flood Intended Use Plan. This category was designated for planning, acquisition, design, and construction activities to implement flood mitigation projects.

Passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and approved by voters through a constitutional amendment in 2019, FIF was created to provide funding for drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

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