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$10 Million Slated for City of Socorro for Sparks Arroyo Flood Control

The Texas Water Development Board is expected to provide $10.1 million for further  flood control measures along the Sparks Arroyo.

Earlier this year, the board provided El Paso  County $34.5 million for flood control along the arroyo northeast of Socorro. Now, the state  agency is set to approve another $10.1 million to the City of Socorro to control flooding within the  city. 

Sparks Arroyo has flooded many times over the decades, but new residential and commercial  developments along the arroyo are increasing flooding downstream within Socorro’s city limits.  The money from the state will include a $3.4 million grant, and a $6.7 million no interest loan. The City of Socorro will spend $1 million of its federal COVID funds on the project. 

The Texas Water Development Board will meet at 9:30 am CT/8:30 am MT on Wednesday, May  11, 2022 to approve the funding and conduct other business.


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