Corpus Christi's City Council approved Tuesday a construction contract to improve drainage of the La Volla Creek.

Back in 2016, there was a sewage overflow that went into the La Volla Creek from the wastewater plant near Greenwood and Saratoga because of flooding. The creek stretches just over five miles and has been known to flood two to three times over the last 10 years.

The City has already cleaned upstream north of Saratoga Boulevard and the bridge, and now they are turning their attention downstream.

What the City passed was a contract for a crew to clear out the brush and scrape the sides of the ditch to allow for better flow.

"Its a project the City Council wanted to see moving, and we had several workshops discussing it, past the study phase, and we are in the going-to-make-it-happen phase," said Dan Grimsbo, Executive Director of Water Utilities.

Grimsbo said in the future the City will also be looking at the Oso Basin as a whole as the City grows, and how to maintain those tributaries that flow into the La Volla Creek.

The cost of the project is $1.2 million and will be paid for through the City's capital improvement fund.

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