Water ways: The Dutch are giving rising rivers more room; should we follow suit?
Rather than keep building bigger levees, the Dutch decided to make several strategic retreats. At more than 30 locations around the country, a program known as Room for the River has removed human-built barriers and reshaped landscapes to give rivers more space to spread out safely when they’re running high. About 20% of the program's $2.6 billion budget went toward buying out and relocating 200 households in high-risk areas.
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