Final proposal released for $29B "Ike Dike"


A gate system between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula forms part of the US Army Corps of Engineers' final proposal to shield the Gulf Coast of Texas from hurricanes and storm surge. The system, known as the "Ike Dike," would cost nearly $29 billion, and if built the gates spanning as much as 650 feet with 22 feet of height would be given first priority, according to Col. Timothy Vail, USACE district commander for the Galveston District.

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