Corps: 100-plus levees no longer qualify for federal rehab funds

02/23/2009 | USA Today

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers records show 114 U.S. levees failed maintenance inspections in the past two years. In fact, deficiencies are so serious, the Corps says it can be "reasonably foreseen" the levees will not withstand major floods. Corps officials are informing state and local officials the levees will not receive federal rehabilitation funds if they are damaged by floodwaters.

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