Dallas Floodway Project
The Dallas Floodway Project is a joint project between the City of Dallas and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. This provides comprehensive flood risk management for the City of Dallas in a way that supports the achievement of regional environmental, recreation, transportation, and economic development. With the inclusion of flood protection, these are the five major components of the Trinity River Corridor Project.
- The Dallas Floodway is currently in the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) phase.
- In the 1950s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made significant improvements to the Dallas levees and the interior drainage system.
- The City of Dallas assumed ownership of the Dallas Floodway System in 1968.
- The Dallas Floodway Project is authorized in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007, Public Law 110-114, Section 5141.
- The Dallas Floodway Project started in the 1990s in the form that it is today, a join federal and location initiative, and planning has been underway to monitor and address system-wide standards and projects for the floodway including the Balanced Vision Plan and Interior Drainage Improvements
- Flood risk management includes strengthening the Dallas Floodway Levees, modifying the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) railroad bridge across the floodway at the Dallas Wave and improving flood warning systems.
- New and/or renovated pump stations
- Ecosystem and recreation improvements
- Transportation improvements
The Dallas Floodway Project, in addition to the adjacent Dallas Floodway Extension Project, focus' on three of five inter-related components within the floodway system: flood protection, ecosystem restoration and recreation.
Modifications to the existing Dallas Floodway Project were authorized in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007, Public Law 110-114, Section 5141.