|By Megan Hart; Megan Hart THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL|
When the levees were constructed in the late 1950s or early 1960s, it was considered a good construction practice to include wooden parts underneath concrete floodwalls,
"It doesn't mean in a flood they're going to necessarily fail," he said. "They may have a higher risk of failure in a true 100-year event."
The issue came up Tuesday morning at a forum the
Under the 2009 plan, federal money would pay for about 65 percent of the cost of the new levees, and the city would contribute about
"We've lost a major employer, and it's going to be more difficult to bring in a new employer," he said.
"You can't just single out one piece," she said. "It was one factor of many."
Preparing for floods may not seem urgent when
"If you're not prepared ahead of time, you're not going to do much" to prevent flood damage, he said.
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