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Unfinished levee leaves Washington agencies vulnerable to storm surges

Under the shadow of the Washington Monument and just north of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., a concrete levee remains unfinished, surrounded by dirt and a tall wooden fence. The Potomac River, which has surged into the District multiple times during hurricanes in the past, flows about a half-mile away from the project.

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