AP IMPACT: Deficient levees found across America
‘‘This is going to be a national problem and it just hasn’t dawned on people how big it’s going to be,’’ said Jeffrey Mount, a levee management specialist and founder of the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis. ‘‘We’re in a never-ending cycle of flood and rebuild.’’
John Flesher reported from Brookport, Ill., and Traverse City, Mich.; Cain Burdeau reported from New Orleans. AP reporter Troy Thibodeaux contributed from New Orleans and AP video journalist Haven Daley contributed from Sacramento, Calif.