$2.28M grant to help fix erosion issues, stabalize shorelines



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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls city leaders accepted grant funding two help pay for bank erosion and flood damage projects on Backbone Creek adjacent to Buena Vista Drive (pictured above) and the confluence of the creek and Lake Marble Falls at the site of former LCRA transmission pillars.





By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The city of Marble Falls will utilize more than $2 million in grant funding to help solve bank erosion and fortify areas around certain water crossings, necessitated by the October 2018 flood.

To help pay for the overall cost of fixing problems, including “bank stabilization projects” in the area of Johnson Park and Backbone Creek, the city of Marble Falls entered into a project agreement with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservancy Service (NRCS) and Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program.

The city will receive $2,284,607.47 towards design and construction. The city's matching cost to be eligible for the grant would be approximately $862,000. …

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