The Folly Of Fortified Development

Levees, money, power - and hope of a federal bailout when the worst happens. Just another day of planning in California.
April 2, 2004, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Since 1986, various government agencies have spent more than $180 million on fortified levees, drainage systems and other defenses for an area that now houses nearly 60,000 people. But as Natomas grows and engineers learn more about the capricious nature of floods in this wide, deep basin, many are questioning the wisdom of this fortress mentality."

Thanks to Christopher D. Brown AICP

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Published on Monday, March 29, 2004 in The Sacramento Bee
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