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Report Raises Alarms About Sacramento Levees

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Report Raises Alarms About Sacramento Levees

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Report Raises Alarms About Sacramento Levees

Report Raises Alarms About Sacramento Levees

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A new report from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency says there's a 60 percent chance of a levee breach in Sacramento's fastest-growing area, effectively halting development there. Sacramento already ranks at the top of the country's most flood-prone cities.

Tamara Keith of member station KQED reports.