nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

On the effects of budget cuts for flood prevention

I've read somewhere--probably two or three somewheres--that the Bush cuts for flood prevention pretty much hadn't taken effect as of Katrina, but marykaykare has asked for urls, and I can't find them. Did I hallucinate those claims?

For the record, cutting the budget for flood prevention has been proven to be a bad idea.

I've also seen a claim that the budget for levy maintenance had been cut. This is a separate subject from building new flood prevention projects.

I'm betting that forensics on the levees that broke will be genuinely not feasible--at least one of the levees that broke was a new one, but I'm expecting that a lot of the evidence has been lost in the flood and the rebuilding.
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