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USACE wants additional time to study proposed La. dam

The proposed Darlington Dry Dam in Louisiana could help alleviate flooding from the Amite River in three parishes, but the US Army Corps of Engineers is seeking 3½ more years and another $6 million to evaluate the project's risks and possible cultural effects. At issue are soil conditions and other factors that could threaten the 3.6-mile-long, 86-foot-tall earthen dam.

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