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Levee Improvement Status

Annual appropriations and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided the necessary resources to address a significant portion of high-priority levee segments within the Upper Rio Grande, Presidio Valley, and Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Systems in need of rehabilitation or improvement.To view a PDF map depicting the status of USIBWC levee improvement projects, please click on the links provided below. PDFs may not display correctly in the browser window, please download PDF for best results.


To view maps and information for a specific area, click on the appropriate tab below:

  • Rincon & Mesilla Valleys
  • El Paso/Juarez Valley
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley


Links For Rincon And Mesilla Valleys In New Mexico

Map Link Map Description
Rincon Valley Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement project near Hatch, New Mexico.
Upper Mesilla Valley Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement projects in Mesilla Valley upstream of Vado Bridge.
Lower Mesilla Valley Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement projects in Mesilla Valley downstream of Vado Bridge and upstream of American Dam.


Links For El Paso/Juarez Valley in Far West Texas

Map Link Map Description
Paisano Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement project between American Dam and International Dam.
International Dam to Riverside Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement project between International Dam and Riverside Canal.
Ysleta to Fabens Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement project between Riverside Canal and Fabens/Tornillo area.
Fort Hancock Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement project near Fort Hancock.


Links For Lower Rio Grande Valley Near Gulf Of Mexico

Map Link Map Description
Above Anzalduas Dam Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement projects between Las Penitas and Anzalduas Dam.
Granjeno to Weslaco Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement projects on the Rio Grande and USIBWC Main Floodway between Granjeno and Weslaco.
Weslaco to Rangerville Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement projects on the Rio Grande and Arroyo Colorado between Weslaco and Rangerville.
Rangerville to Brownsville Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement projects on the Rio Grande between Rangerville and Brownsville.
Brownsville Map Map of USIBWC levee improvement project near Brownsville.
North Floodway Phases I and II Map of USIBWC levee improvement projects on USIBWC's North Floodway between Mercedes and the Hidalgo/Cameron county line.
North Floodway Phases III and IV Map of USIBWC levee improvement projects on USIBWC's North Floodway downstream of the Hidalgo/Cameron county line.

Each map contains a status table, and depicts individual levee construction projects with labeled colored lines. To determine a project’s status, use the labels to locate it in the status table.The status of a project will be one of the following:



Status Definition
Conceptual Design A conceptual design has been proposed for the levee improvement project, but the project design has not been started.
In Design The levee improvement project is currently being designed.
Design Complete Design plans and specifications for the levee improvement project have been completed.
In Construction The levee improvement project is currently being constructed.
Construction Complete Construction of the levee improvement project has been substantially completed (performing the flood control requirements). The project may be pending some minor cleanup, demobilization, and the assembly of closeout documents.
Certification Submitted The USIBWC levee certification packet has been assembled and submitted to FEMA for their accreditation. Please note that the FEMA Accreditation Process may require additional information provided by local agencies. Click here to learn more about FEMA Levee Accreditation.

Links For Local Agencies:

Doña Ana County, New Mexico

City of El Paso, Texas

County of El Paso, Texas

Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1