Two days before the start of hurricane season, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson quizzed top-ranking officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the safety of the Herbert Hoover Dike on Wednesday.
Although the dike has been ranked a Level 1 risk — considered by the corps to be the most likely to fail, the 143-mile-long dike around the lake has been made more sound by repairs over the past few years, said officials with the corps, which owns and maintains the dike.
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