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All gaps in Rio Grande levee system complete, Rep. Cuellar says

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All of the gaps in the Rio Grande levee system are complete for flood protection, said U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, (D-Laredo) in a tweet on Monday. 

RELATEDHidalgo County officials say effort underway to close gaps in levee

Sections of the levee were torn apart to make room for a border wall, but after the plans were scrapped, holes remained, raising flooding concerns among nearby residents. 

Though the progress made should protect against floods, Cuellar said the work is not completely done.  

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