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Texas Has Thousands of Bad Dams, Two In Houston Deemed ‘Extremely High Risk’

As Houston Public Media reported last month, work is now under way to repair two dams that hold back storm water on the west side of Houston. We wanted to know why some experts say the dams are the most critical flood protection Houston has and why a failure could mean catastrophic damage to thousands […]

Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media

As Houston Public Media reported last month, work is now under way to repair two dams that hold back storm water on the west side of Houston.

We wanted to know why some experts say the dams are the most critical flood protection Houston has and why a failure could mean catastrophic damage to thousands of home and business — some as far away as the Medical Center.

From the News 88.7 energy and environment desk, Dave Fehling shares what we’ve learned.

(Photo: Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media)

MORE: $75 Million Repair Job To Dams Critical For Protecting Houston (News 88.7, Feb. 25, 2016)

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