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Published on May 29, 2024
League City Receives $15.5M from Texas GLO for Flood Improvement ProjectsSource: City of League City

In a push to stem the tide of flood damage that has repeatedly soaked its streets, League City will receive a hefty check from the Texas coffers. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has earmarked over $15 million for the city's battle against the rising waters, it was announced last week.

The funds, amounting to precisely $15,561,500, were presented to the coastal city by GLO Commissioner Dr. Dawn Buckingham during a meeting of the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Councilman Tommy Cones, representing League City in the wake of the statewide recognition of floods can wreak, was on hand to accept the ceremonial check, as reported on the city's official website.

This financial influx is slated to overhaul League City’s master drainage plan and reinforce its flood preparedness, tackling a range of drainage improvement projects that will stretch across the cityscape. In an operation that the community hopes will turn the tides on the devastation wreaked by floodwaters, the kickoff meeting with GLO officials to get the wheels turning on these projects is due in the coming weeks.

League City formally threw its hat in the ring for the grant money early last year, submitting an application in January. Now, with the Texas GLO nodding in approval at the city’s proactive stance, League City is steering its way toward drier grounds. As indicated by the official city release, the investment is not just a panacea for current woes but a critical step in weathering future storms.