Texas mulls $4 billion, 55-mile flood barrier

07/14/2009 | Seattle Times, The

Texas officials may build a 55-mile barrier along the Texas Gulf Coast to protect the state from flooding. The massive dike would be up to 17 feet high, and the project could cost up to $4 billion. Supporters of the project hope to secure federal funding. Meanwhile, critics warn that it could damage the environment and trap floodwaters.

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