1/5/2011

There are many miles of levees in California that protect against flooding and keep drinking water clean. Yet, there are 1,300 miles of them that are so weakened they are in danger of collapse if an earthquake happens. Opposing interests have prevented much work from being done, and although one veteran civil engineer thinks much of the projected damage estimates are hype, a journalist suggests this could be the making of the next Katrina.

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