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Texas Water Development Board approves $3,456,790 to the City of Ennis (Ellis County) for a flood management project

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AUSTIN – (May 11, 2022) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $3,456,790 to the City of Ennis (Ellis County), consisting of $3,284,000 in financing and $172,790 in grant funding from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF). The financial assistance will allow for the planning, design, and construction of a flood management project.

In addition to the grant funding, the City could save approximately $1,500,000 over the life of the loan by using the FIF program.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will make improvements to Cottonwood Creek, including the removal of 7,500 linear feet of debris, construction of a four-acre detention basin, stabilization of 15,000 linear feet of creek channel bank, and the repair of five vehicular crossings. The proposed improvements will address drainage issues, reduce creek bank erosion, and prevent damage to property.