Alberta Drainage Project Ground Breaking Ceremony

This project is to benefit about 1,000 people living in this flood-prone area of Hidalgo County Precinct 4. More than 50 people, including residents from the six colonias that were directly impacted, gathered to hear about the drainage improvements to the area. “A year ago, all of this area was under water,” Palacios told the crowd. “We were using the sheriff deputies and many other agencies to move people from their homes with as much belongings as they had. It was a tough time for us. Our crews were out there doing whatever we could to force water from the low-lying areas into its appropriate outfall. … It was a crude reality of the need of drainage in all of our precinct.”