The Lake Maria Sanchez stormwater project is a FEMA funded project that will significantly reduce existing flooding conditions. A number of strategies will be used, including substantial upgrades to the stormwater system (south of King Street) on Granada, Cordova and Bridge Streets, down to the Lake. A new stormwater pump station will be constructed on the Lake's south end, and a new flood wall will be built on the south end of the project. Additionally, several tide check valves (or “one-way” valves) will be installed in stormwater pipe outfalls. Together, these strategies will help reduce existing flooding caused by certain rain events and tidal events. The overall area that will benefit includes approximately 200 acres of the City’s historic downtown.