General Land Office awards $28 million for flood mitigation projects in Bastrop County
25 May 2021
The Texas General Land Office last week approved more than $28 million to improve flood mitigation infrastructure throughout Bastrop County.
The GLO announced the grant awards Friday morning to fund street and drainage improvements in the cities of Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville.
These flood mitigation projects are designed to “directly benefit thousands of residents in majority low-to-moderate income areas” where repetitive storm damage has occurred, including in 2017 as a result of Hurricane Harvey, the General Land Office said.
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