February 27, 2008

NYT OpEd Warns about levee weaknesses

In "There Will Be Floods," Alex Prud'homme warns of the crumbling, inadequate infrastructure that holds back rivers and estuaries across the U.S. Levees in Texas City protecting oil refining capacity; levees in the Sacramento River Valley protecting homes and farmland. Billions of dollars at risk behind old, earthen levees accumulating deferred maintenance and Corps. of Engineers compromises.

Another example of the massive amount of public infrastructure work to be done and local jobs to be funded.


Posted by dougsimpson at February 27, 2008 08:00 AM