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Army Corps Gives Nod to $31B "Ike Dike" Plan for Texas Coast

from Houston Chronicle

After three years of study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the so-called "Ike Dike" -- the 70-mile-long coastal barrier that could cost as much as $31 billion -- is the preferred choice for protecting the Texas coastline from future storm surges. The coastal barrier plan, developed in a partnership between the Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office, is similar to the original "Ike Dike" proposal made by researchers at Texas A&M University in Galveston after Hurricane Ike devastated southeast Texas in 2008. more

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