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Hidalgo Co. No Longer Asking for Levee Wall

2 years 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, May 02 2017 May 2, 2017 May 02, 2017 11:33 AM May 02, 2017 in News

WESLACO – Hidalgo County has officially reversed its position on a future levee wall. It would serve as a border wall and a flood control barrier.

Hidalgo County commissioners decided they’re no longer going to ask the government for a levee wall.

Back in February, the county’s drainage district said if the government must build a wall, the county prefers a levee wall design to help with flood control.

The request made it to Washington.

DHS Secretary John Kelley even announced recently that the Rio Grande Valley would get 28 miles of border wall.

Commissioners on the drainage board all said they’re changing their position after hearing from constituents.

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