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Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 (HCDD1) owns, manages, and maintains 256.30 miles of drainage systems, and maintains an additional 328.16 miles of drainage systems through inter-local agreements with surrounding entities.
Currently HCDD1 is responsible for maintaining 584.46 miles of drainage systems, and is in the planning phase to construct an additional 81.42 miles.
The grand total of current and future miles is 665.89, equivalent to the distance it takes to travel from McAllen, Texas to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A DRAINAGE DITCH?
- To relieve low-lying areas that are prone to flooding of storm water through a channelized drainage channel.
WHAT IS AN IRRIGATION CANAL?
- Irrigation Canals are usually elevated, and are either cement lined or have underground pipes. Their purpose is to channel water to irrigate crop fields.
WHAT IS A ROAD SIDE DITCH?
- Its purpose serves to carry rainwater off the thoroughfare for the safety of the traveling public. Some roadside ditches may or may not have a concrete or plastic culvert pipe running through to carry water to a drain located at the end. These ditches are maintained by City, County of State.
WHAT IS A DRAINAGE SWALE?
- A swale is a low tract of land that runs along a property designed to manage water runoff. A drainage swale is maintained by the property owners.
David L. Fuentes
County Precinct No. 1
Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu
County Precinct No. 2
Joe M. Flores
County Precinct No. 3
County Precinct No. 4
Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 | 902 N Doolittle Rd. | Edinburg, TX 78542 | Phone: 956-292-7080
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