US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Rio Grande de Loiza PR (I)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
Rio Grande de Loiza PR (C)
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: Puerto Rico

1. DESCRIPTION

The Río Grande de Loíza basin, the island’s largest, is located just east of San Juan and covers approximately 310 square miles. The project is located in the cities of Gurabo and Caguas. Almost 5,000 families are affected by flash floods, as well as hundreds of commercial structures and public facilities. The authorized plan of improvement includes channelization of Río Bairoa and Río Caguitas and levees along the Río Grande de Loíza and Río Gurabo to protect urbanized areas.

 

2. FUNDING

a. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Current Working Estimate $250,000,000
Allocation thru FY18 $00
Allocation for FY19 $0
 

3. SPONSOR

Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources
P.O. Box 9066600
Puerta de Tierra, San  Juan, Puerto Rico 00906-6600

 

4. STATUS

Update to the existing recommended plan (NEPA, cost, economics) will be performed. This update to the existing recommended plan will deems the project technically feasible, economically justified and environmentally acceptable. Construction required under supplemental capability consists of channelization of Río Bairoa and Río Caguitas and levees along the Río Grande de Loíza and Río Gurabo to protect urbanized areas.

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