FORT WORTH – Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a work plan that includes $403 million dollars for the Trinity River Vision/Central City flood control project:
“This is a great day for Fort Worth. Having experienced unprecedented growth since I was mayor, we are now the 12th largest city in the nation. But with growth comes responsibility. As the leaders in flood control, I thank the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for understanding that responsibility and addressing that need for Fort Worth. Our community will be safer thanks to their hard work and tireless commitment” said Congresswoman Kay Granger. “I also thank U.S. Representative Marc Veasey for helping this project cross the finish line and Mayor Mattie Parker for her commitments to bring an unwavering community vision to its ultimate reality. Today Fort Worth will be safer and stronger.”
“This is the go-time moment we have been anxiously awaiting. We had confidence in the Corps of Engineers and our federal representatives. This funding announcement delivers the certainty that will make our community safer and the green light for further investment in the area. This is an incredible moment in Fort Worth’s history.” - Mayor Mattie Parker, Fort Worth
“The Trinity River flood control project is a critical piece of infrastructure that will provide needed flood protection and growth opportunities to Fort Worth. I am pleased to have been a part of the bipartisan team that got this project over the goal line.” - Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33)
“This is an important day for all of Tarrant County. We have experienced tremendous growth. But, with growth comes responsibilities. This flood project helps us handle our growth without raising people’s taxes. It’s a win-win for all.” - Judge Glen Whitley, Tarrant County
“Today’s announcement is great news. This funding addresses Fort Worth’s flood risks that are a result of a rapidly growing population which has tripled in size since our current levee system was built in 1960. This funding will update our levee system to reduce the risk of flooding to over 2,400 acres of Fort Worth neighborhoods. Tarrant Regional Water District is proud to be the Corps local sponsor to get the job done.” - Leah King, President, Tarrant Regional Water District
The funding will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete final design of all project components and construction of the bypass channel.