The Army Corps of Engineers:
The Army Corps of Engineers that constructed a new river levee system through Alamosa (Colo.) a decade ago is now telling the City of Alamosa the levee may be flawed – and the city might have to pay to fix it.
Alamosa City Manager Nathan Cherpeski brought the situation to the city council’s attention during his weekly Friday update and commented further about it on Monday. He said although the Corps designed the current levee, and it was built according to the Corps’ design, the Corps is now telling the city the levee was constructed incorrectly.
The big problem with the levee is the tree growth on the land side of the levee, Cherpeski said. He pointed out that the Corps left many large trees in place when it constructed the new levee in 1997 but is now apparently blaming the city for the potential structural problems the trees could cause to the levee.
You remember the Corps. That’s the outfit that built the levees in New Orleans.
Yeah, those levees. The ones that fell over.
Via Harry Shearer.