7 months after Harvey, flood-control projects' fate unclear

 

March 25, 2018



HOUSTON (AP) — Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston's flooding woes went to the top of the area's to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation's fourth-largest city.

Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake plans that include a new reservoir, deeper and wider bayous and a coastal barrier system — all of which have fallen victim to a lack of money or political will in the past.

Yet local leaders insist this time will be different, saying they're committed to making the projects a reality, even as...



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