Rio Guayanilla Feasibility Study
The Rio Guayanilla drains approximately 96 square kilometers into the Guayanilla Bay which opens to the Caribbean Sea. There have been 10 major floods in the last 25 years, and most recently in September 2017 during Hurricane Maria. The overbank flooding impacts more than 1100 homes, businesses, industry and utilities with estimated damages to be $2.5 million as stated in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1990 Reconnaissance Report. That report, a preliminary analysis of possible solutions to flooding problems, considered five structural alternatives and concluded that a system of levees, channel improvements, diversion channel, and bridge reconstruction could reduce the flood risk for the community.

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