AMAFCA is beginning the first phase of construction of the Valle de Oro Drainage Facility. The Valle de Oro Outlet Structure Project involves creation of an outlet from Valle de Oro to the Rio Grande. This outlet will cross two MRGCD facilities, the Williams Lateral and the Riverside Drain. Due to the time limitations on construction within MRGCD facilities, construction is anticipated to begin in December of 2019, with the Williams Lateral being operational by March 1, 2020 in time for irrigation delivery. The project construction is anticipated to be substantially complete by mid-May of 2020. This project includes construction of a gated floodwall along the edge of the Rio Grande Bosque, a maintenance access bridge, conveyance structures in the MRGCD facilities, and 200 feet of open channel swale serving as the Valle de Oro drainage outlet.