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Texas may get a coastal storm barrier, but will it be too late?

The federal infrastructure bill’s passage renewed hopes that Texas would finally get a coastal storm barrier. But Galveston and Houston could still get hit by a hurricane before it is built.

Hurricane Harvey struck Rockport, Texas, on Aug. 25, 2017, causing widespread flooding and property damage.

Inspired by a Dutch concept

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“These ideas take time”

People discuss a map of the coastal spine at an Army Corp of Engineers meeting about the Texas Coastal Study, in Galveston on Dec. 12, 2018.

A starting point

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