TEXAS GLO FLOOD AND DRAINAGE PROJECT
Escobares, TX - This project was the result of significant flooding in the southern portion of the City of Escobares which was caused by large volumes of rainfall generated by Hurricane Dolly in July 2008. At that time some areas in the City were prone to flash floods due to several factors: inadequate storm drain facilities; Areas lacking topographical relief; and, Buildings constructed in established waterways and floodplains.
The Texas General Land Office provided funding for design and installation of a new storm sewer system. The new storm drain network, consisting of over 10,700 linear feet of 18-inch reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), 24-inch RCP, 30-inch RCP, 36-inch RCP, and numerous catch basins, helped to relieve the aging and inadequate storm drainage infrastructure that was in place.
This new storm drain system was designed to adequately handle a 10-year storm event and can capture over 90 acres of runoff for conveyance to Arroyo Los Morenos.