AUSTIN, Texas (KTSM)- The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved financial assistance Thursday in the amount of nearly $2 million to the El Paso County.

With the approved funding, the county will construct a concrete-lined channel of over 1,200 feet near Canutillo, an area that is heavily affected by flooding during the monsoon season. According to the TWDB, this project will be able to carry the capacity of a 100-year flood.

The assistance will result in $1,780,000 in financing and $176,400 in grant funding from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF), a program created to provide funding for drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

The county will use the money planning, acquisition, design, and construction of the flood mitigation project, according to the news release announcing the financial award.

According to the release, the county will save about $1.5 million over the life of the loan from using this program.