Metro East levees http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Corps Pushes To Finish Levee Fixes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/corps-pushes-finish-levee-fixes <p>Upgrading the Metro East’s aging levees is finally on Washington’s radar, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet they warn that the push for more federal funding must continue if the Corps hopes to bring the levees back to 500 year flood protection standards by 2021. That's the Corps’ latest projection for completing the work.</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:20:03 +0000 Maria Altman 32175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Corps Pushes To Finish Levee Fixes Corps To Discuss Metro East Levee Upgrades http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/corps-discuss-metro-east-levee-upgrades <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding open houses Wednesday and Thursday evenings to discuss <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/FINAL_Metro_East_System.pdf">federal levee projects</a> in the Metro East.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Corps says it’s spent $134 million in federal money for upgrading the levees and more projects are underway.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet some in the Metro East worry the Corps may not move fast enough.</span></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:59:01 +0000 Maria Altman 31413 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Corps To Discuss Metro East Levee Upgrades