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Corps of Engineers indirectly pulls plug on Dallas ballpark

Issues with levees along the Trinity River is forcing a developer to pull the plug on a United League Baseball ballpark.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has indirectly doomed a proposed United League Baseball ballpark in Dallas because of its proximity to the Trinity River.

The Corps of Engineers decertified levees along the Trinity River, which in effect kills the $500-million project. The ballpark and an associated development, proposed by developer Dick Seib, are in a flood plain protected by levees along the Trinity River, and the concern from the Corps of Engineers is whether the levees would stand firm during extreme flooding. By decertifying the levees, development in the flood plain can't happen.

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