Flood projects trudge to reality

Flood projects trudge to reality

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 19, 2007, titled Flood projects trudge to reality. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

First proposed more than a decade after devastating floods hit the Chicago area in 1986, a $72 million package of levee and reservoir projects is finally ready to move forward, promising relief to residents who ...

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Kastigar

Chicago, IL

#1 Oct 20, 2007
A much smaller project on the river though Eugene Field Park in Chicago has been on the drawing board for years! It seems as if every year the funding fails to come though.

http://www.lrc.usace.army.mil/projects/curren...

This is a densely populated area and deserves some consideration too.
reza santorini

Skokie, IL

#2 Oct 20, 2007
I guess people who live in such areas shouldn't store their books in the basement.
Diaa

Yorkville, IL

#3 Oct 20, 2007
Glad to see the work and planning and talking going on.

It's pretty scary when the river gets so high.

(Can't we bottle some of this water and send it to Atlanta? lol JUST KIDDING!)
reza santorini

Skokie, IL

#4 Oct 21, 2007
Some areas are just too expensive to protect...especially with global warming. We have never solved the problem along the Mississipi and diverted water and dams don't stop mother Nature. I sometimes wonder of the logic of rebuilding all of New Orleans when we know how treacherous the waters are and how little space we have to store the water. It is below ground...and it is getting worse.

Additionally, sometimes it just causes the water to back up elsewhere, where others live.

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