What happens when the levees break?

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Northern California is feeling a little relief today after days of rainfall. Integral to the state’s protection from flooding is a vast system of levees; California relies on more than 13,000 miles of them. According to experts, the levees may not be up to the task of managing all the water from the recent storms.


Liam Dillon - covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times - @dillonliam

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