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WEAK LEVEES
(2007-01-30)
(wgvu) - THE U-S ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS
CONCERNED OVER SOME WEAK LEVEES IN THE STATE.
THE CORPS SAYS A LEVEE ALONG THE SEBEWAING RIVER IN THE THUMB IS
IN POOR CONDITION, WHILE THREE OTHERS IN SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN ARE
IN FAIR CONDITION.
THAT MEANS THE LEVEES COULD FAIL TO DO THEIR JOBS IN THE EVENT
OF HIGH WATER.
BUT EVEN SHOULD THEY BREAK, THE DANGER IS NOTHING LIKE THAT FROM
THE LEVEE COLLAPSES DURING HURRICANE KATRINA.
THE SEBEWAING RIVER LEVEE IS ABOUT THREE MILES LONG AND FIVE
FEET HIGH.
RATED FAIR ARE TWO HALF-MILE CIRCULAR LEVEES IN WAYNE COUNTY'S
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP AND A LEVEE IN MONROE COUNTY'S ERIE TOWNSHIP.
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