Sinking levee sign of flooding woes

Corps repairing protection system for 2nd time in year

What’s more worrisome?

That the Army Corps of Engineers is repairing a newly built levee that has subsided as much as 6 inches — the second such repair job in a year and coming just as the state is about to take ownership of the $14.5 billion hurricane-protection system? Or that no one with the regional Flood Protection Authority was surprised? In fact, that they’ve been expecting this news?

Welcome to life on a starving, sinking delta in the middle of Hurricane Alley.

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