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Old 02-03-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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So secure they need volunteers & are taking donations right?

Trinity (http://www.trinityrivercorridor.org/html/project_opportunities.html - broken link)

Until I see 3 separate "bridges to no where" rise I'll continue to have my doubts about the whole thing.
2 bridges to nowhere? 1 of them will be a Interstate bridge, that's not a bridge to nowhere.

 
Old 02-03-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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This is a map of the Trinity River Project. Click the bar one the top of the pic to enlarge the picture.

 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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This is where the funding of the levees will come from

From TXCN Dallas unveils $150 million plan to repair Trinity levees | Texas Cable News | TXCN.com | News for Texas | News: Local News (http://www.txcn.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/041610dnmetlevees.254bffa3e.html - broken link)

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How to pay for it?

• $63 MILLION from interior drainage projects in 2006 bond program

• $17 MILLION from reconstruction of Able Pump Station

• $45 MILLION from stormwater funds

• $10 MILLION from Dallas Water Utilities

• $15 MILLION from bond funds for the Trinity River toll road

Total cost $100-$150 million
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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So when they build all those parks and lakes what are they going to do when the river floods and the water rises 30 feet? That entire area is a flood plain and fills up with water regularly.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:18 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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So when they build all those parks and lakes what are they going to do when the river floods and the water rises 30 feet? That entire area is a flood plain and fills up with water regularly.
The park plans are nice, but I think the bridges are a little over the top, especially for a city built in the middle of a giant prairie. At least a city like St. Louis has the Mississippi. And when it floods, the athletic fields and all that other stuff will flood, too.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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The park plans are nice, but I think the bridges are a little over the top, especially for a city built in the middle of a giant prairie. At least a city like St. Louis has the Mississippi. And when it floods, the athletic fields and all that other stuff will flood, too.
When the river floods, the water recedes very fast.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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that is an incorrect statement. There are plenty of navigable rivers in Texas. I have been kayaking down many of them. Maybe you mean navigable by a large boat?
I mean for commerce. Like barges and the like that move product down a river for commercial transportation functions. Not such activities as kayaking or swimming ? Those obviously would be recreational activities.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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Jim Schutze has an article in the Observer recently about how every levee upgrade ever done costs way more than what's anticipated. He estimates, based on past levee upgrades, that it could cost 1 billion. By the way, if the money has been approved and we know what the cost is, how come the work hasn't started yet?
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Jim Schutze has an article in the Observer recently about how every levee upgrade ever done costs way more than what's anticipated. He estimates, based on past levee upgrades, that it could cost 1 billion. By the way, if the money has been approved and we know what the cost is, how come the work hasn't started yet?
They said the work will be completed in August.
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