Corps of Engineers: Calif. region's levees don't meet federal standards

08/23/2012 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.), The

The Army Corps of Engineers said levees in Sacramento, Calif., and other parts of the state's Central Valley region are ineligible to receive federal funds for repair because the structures failed to meet maintenance criteria. "We understand this costs money, and money is a fiscal challenge for local governments. Levee safety standards need to be as uncompromising as floodwaters are. That's the rationale behind why we're kind of being hardlined," said Col. William Leady, commander of the Corps of Engineers' Sacramento district.

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