Dallas levees not sound, engineers say

04/2/2009 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

The levees protecting downtown Dallas from the waters of the Trinity River can no longer be trusted to hold during a major flood, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. "This current information questions the ability of the system to pass the current 100-year flood or a repeat of a May 1990" flood, said corps levee expert Monte L. Pearson. The corps' decision may imperil several major construction projects in the area, as insurance rates will rise unless the city can demonstrate the levees can withstand a 100-year flood.

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