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Texas Water Development Board approves $432,285 to the City of Kennedale (Tarrant 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 $432,285 in grant funding from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) to the City of Kennedale (Tarrant County) for the construction of a flood management project.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will stabilize the Kennedale Branch channel bank. The project includes approximately 2,400 cubic yards of gabion baskets and 1,673 linear feet of metal beam guard fence. The proposed improvements will address riverbank failure along Valley Lane Road.

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.