Last night, we reported the Corp of Engineers found 34 flaws in the over 170 levees along the Trinity River in Dallas. The results of those findings sent many into a frenzy, including two posts from the Dallas Observer's Unfair Park blog, and one from the Texas Watchdog blog, just to name a few.
The facts are these: the Corp said parts of Dallas can't survive a flood with the levees we have now, and there's not enough money to fix the levees and build the toll road. This is the hard line that anti-toll road forces can now easily draw in the sand...until that sand is washed away by a flood.
It's easy to say the levees will be fine when we're in a drought, but many Dallasites remember Katrina well -- we had to take in refugees when those levees collapsed -- so any resources allocated to building a road versus protecting the public should be examined closely.