[Updated July 2020]
AMAFCA is nearing completion on 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, and includes construction of a gated floodwall along the edge of the Rio Grande Bosque, a maintenance access bridge, conveyance structures in two MRGCD facilities, the Williams Lateral and the Riverside Drain, and 200 feet of open channel swale. Construction on the Outlet Structure began in January 2020 and is anticipated to be complete by mid-August 2020. As of July 2020, the project is substantially complete. Barring any final construction delays, the Bosque access is anticipated reopen on Wednesday, August 5. Please visit the Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge website for updates on major changes to the Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge access for visitors.
Conceptual Renderings (left) and Construction Photos taken July 2020 (right)