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U.S. House approves massive $31 billion “Ike Dike” project to protect Texas coast from hurricanes

The U.S. House voted to authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning for the massive coastal barrier project in Galveston Bay, but funding is not yet secured. The largest civil engineering project in U.S. history would permanently alter the Texas coast.

Floodwaters in Seabrook days after Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas on Sept. 13, 2008.

Blueprint for the Ike Dike

Texas will need to provide local funds

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