Houston Public Radio: Army Corps Unveils Updated $26 Billion Project To Protect The Texas Gulf From Storms

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office on Friday released the second draft of its massive, multibillion-dollar project to protect the Texas Gulf Coast from hurricanes and storm surge.

Plans to build a coastal storm barrier — also known as the “Ike Dike” — have been in the works since Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston in 2008. And after a close call from Hurricane Laura earlier this year, local officials renewed calls to make a storm barrier a priority.

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