My letter ("Ike Dike would make flooding worse," The Daily News, Sept. 12) did not oppose the Ike Dike.

I was suggesting rain driven flooding should be given equal concern with storm surges. Hurricanes and tropical storms are rain makers. Storm runoff from drainage canals, bayous and rivers after heavy rain causes more damage than storm surge. Getting this water out must be as urgent as keeping storm surge out.

Getting water from Moses Bayou, several drainage canals and two pump stations out of Moses Lake was not included in the Texas City levee design.

Raising the lake level, without any storm surge, caused flooding where none had occurred before.

Gary Miller

Texas City


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Susan Fennewald

It should be OK to criticize the Ike Dike - we're still early in the game, and if we can find a better protection method or a way to improve on the plans, then we should make every effort to do so. All problems should be pointed out - and solutions found. If the Ike Dike isn't the right solution, then we should find another one.

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