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Why 'Ike Dike' won't do much to stop Houston from flooding

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with Jake Bittle, a staff writer at Grist, about the ‘Ike Dike’ project in Houston, which will be the largest project ever undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers.

But there’s one problem: The storm surge barrier won’t actually stop Houston from flooding.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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