The city of Raymondville is about to undertake its biggest flood control projects ever. The two projects call for widening drainage canals and tying them into retention ponds in order to direct floodwaters into the Raymondville Drain – one of the three major floodways in the Valley.
One of the projects would be mostly paid for through a $10 million grant from the Texas General Land Office. The city of Raymondville would pitch in $100,000.
Another project would be partly financed with a more than $500,000 zero interest loan from the Texas Water Development Board. The city would sell certificates of obligations to fund its share of $337,000.