Yabucoa (205) Construction (C) Congressional District: PR

April 2022

FACT SHEET

Yabucoa (205)

Construction (C)

Congressional District: PR

1. DESCRIPTION

 The Municipality of Yabucoa is located between Humacao and Guayuma in southeastern Puerto Rico, specifically, at the intersection of PR 3 and PR 53. A major creek flows through the middle of Yabucoa’s downtown area as a tributary to the greater Rio Guayanés which flows north of the Municipality and empties into Puerto Yabucoa. The eye of Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico in September 2017 and the residents experienced severe flooding and damage associated with the storm. The Rio Guayanés basin is approximately 14.5 square miles and has a peak discharge greater than 32,300 cfs for the 10% exceedance event

The study objective is to reduce the flood risk (frequency and magnitude) in the community

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost

Estimated Federal Cost

$ 900,000

$ 500,000

a.Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY21

Allocation for FY22

President’s Budget FY23

$ 0

$50,000

$0

b.P.L. 117-58: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Supplemental:

Total Work Plan

Allocation for FY22

$ 650,000

$50,000

Project is authorized by Section 205, Flood Control Act of 1948, as amended

3. SPONSOR
Project is a Section 14 Continuing Authorities Program project.

Municipality of Yabucoa

P.O. Box 97

Yabucoa, PR 00767

4. STATUS

Federal Interest Determination (FID) approved in February 2022. The Feasibility Cost Share Agreement (FCSA) is expected to be executed in April 2022. The feasibility report will be an 18-24 month effort upon receipt of funds.