IBWC Seeks Public's Input on Future Drainage Project in Harlingen

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Thursday, December 12 2019 Dec 12, 2019 December 12, 2019 10:27 PM December 12, 2019 in News - Local

HARLINGEN – Drainage continues to be a major issue for the Rio Grande Valley. An improvement project is now planned for the main floodway in Harlingen.

In a region as flat as the Valley, getting the water to move at all is a tall order.

The Arroyo Colorado is part of the key to drainage owned by the International Boundary and Water Commission. The decision now is to figure out what to do with the floodway.

Vegetation keeps growing at the edges and over the years, mud has drifted into the Arroyo’s bed.

The options now are for IBWC to: build more channels, remove more vegetation and pulling out more mud. All with pros and cons or leaving things the same.

The public can submit comments for the next 30 days on what will happen next here.

Watch the video above for the full report.

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