Army Corps set to propose hurricane protection plan for Houston

A “coastal spine,” also called the Ike Dike, pictured here, is among several storm barrier concepts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may recommend for the Houston area. Graphic by…

Post-Harvey, Houston officials hope Congress is up for funding Ike Dike

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge during hurricanes. Though such a barrier system would not…

Amid Hurricane Debate, Another Storm Surge Option Surfaces

For years, Houston-area leaders have debated the merits and drawbacks of the “Ike Dike” and “Centennial Gate” — two rival plans devised after Hurricane Ike in 2008 to protect the…