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BernCo Joins with Three Public Agencies to Continue Work on Southwest Valley Flood Reduction Project

06/25/2015

The Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, Bernalillo County, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, and the Bureau of Reclamation will meet today to sign the Operations, Maintenance, Repair, Replacement, and Rehabilitation manual for the Southwest Valley Flood Reduction Project. 

The signing ceremony is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. at the regular AMAFCA Board of Directors meeting at 2600 Prospect Ave., NE.

Bernalillo County and AMAFCA will be responsible for storm drainage maintenance, while MRGCD and the Bureau of Reclamation are the owners of the Isleta, Armijo and Los Padillas drains.  The drains are a key part of the Southwest Valley Flood Reduction Project since those facilities are the major carriers of storm water from street drainage facilities that eventually outfall to the Rio Grande. 

Some of the parts of the project either completed or nearing completion are:

  • Isleta Boulevard Improvements 
  • Cypress Road Improvements
  • Arenal Storm Drain
  • Atrisco Boulevard Improvements

The total project cost of the project: $23 million, with nearly $14 million in federal funding and $8 million in local funding. Bernalillo County and AMAFCA split the local cost at $4 million each.

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