Archive for September 5th, 2012

Feds Flunk Flood Protection


Wednesday September 5th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:34am PST   •   1 Comment

On August 23, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) declared that some 40 miles of levees protecting California’s capital of Sacramento and 15 other areas do not meet federal maintenance criteria. Therefore they are not eligible for federal aid if damaged in a storm. Local agencies, however, see contradictions in USACE policy. The...
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