Rio Grande de Manati, PR (C)

March 2019

Río Grande de Manati, PR
Construction (C)
Congressional District: Puerto Rico



This project was specifically authorized in Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1999. The Río Grande de Manati basin is located in the north central region of Puerto Rico and covers 202 square miles. The overflow of this river results in frequent severe flooding of the entire town of Barceloneta. The recommended plan provides 100 year flood protection and consists of 5,300 meters of levee around the town of Barceloneta as well as channel diversion and interior drainage facilities.



Estimated Total Cost $23,400,000
Current Working Estimate $15,500,000
Allocation thru FY17 $14,700,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
Allocation for FY18 $0



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



This project was originally pursued under Section 205 of the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP). The project was approved for construction in March 1999 and the PCA was executed in May 1999. As its scope exceeded that of the typical CAP project, specific authorization was sought and obtained in WRDA 1999. The construction contract was awarded in September 2001. The final contract value was $14,200,000. This project was transferred and accepted by the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources on 18 May 2010.  Project was impacted by Hurricane Maria in September 2017 causing erosion damages to the east levee.  A contract for repairs was awarded in December 2017 to Carro Construction in the amount of $2.7million with PL 84-99 funds.  Project was completed and final inspection completed in December 2018.  A total of 5,000 lineal feet of the east levee was restored to its original template.