After President Biden signed an executive order on the first day of the suspension of construction of the southern border at the office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resumed construction of the 13.4-mile levee in the Valley. of the Rio Grande, which has not yet been completed.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last month that after the Trump administration dug holes in the structure to build the border wall, it is taking steps to repair the Rio Grande Valley flood protection system.
The US Army Corps of Engineers confirmed in a statement to Hill that the building has been officially restored.
“In support of CBP’s border infrastructure program, the US Army Corps of Engineers has restored DHS-funded design and construction support for approximately 13.4 miles of levees in the Rio Grande Valley. These levees have been partially excavated or were at different levels of construction have been suspended for review, “said Maj, deputy director of public affairs for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Grace Geiger said in a statement.
The Corps of Engineers said in a statement that this work will not involve work on the border wall itself, and the government has suspended this work. “This repair work will not involve expanding border barriers.”
According to the US Department of Homeland Security, the ground barrier system provided protection against catastrophic flooding in low-lying areas in Hidalgo County, Texas. The destruction reportedly threatened the local community.
The department said in April that it “will begin work to quickly repair the flood barrier system to protect border communities,” adding that “this work will not involve expanding border barriers.
According to ValleyCentral.com, South Texas state officials are becoming increasingly concerned about gaps in the levee system as hurricane season approaches.
Based on the output, there are at least four gaps in the flood barrier system.