California's Levees Threatened by Vegetation

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Since Hurricane Katrina, California has spent millions of dollars repairing urban levees. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says there's another problem: vegetation. A long-standing Army Corps policy bans shrubs and trees along levees. California faces the loss of federal funds for levees if it doesn't comply.

Tamara Keith reports from member station KQED



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