The Texas Water Development Board announced that it has approved $3,155,650 in financial assistance for the City of Marshall to plan, design, and construct a flood management project.
The funding will support the city’s efforts to construct a detention pond along Parker Creek to reduce the frequency of flooding along U.S. Highway 80 and U.S. Highway 59, which serves as a designated hurricane evacuation route.
The funding consists of $2,050,000 in financing and $1,105,650 in grant funding from the state’s Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF).
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.