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FRESH WATER LAKE
LAKE MAUREPAS
OUTFALL CANALS
CANAL CONNECTING LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN
NEARBY LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN
SONG
SIDE
BACK
REPAIR
AREA
WETLANDS
LEVEL
MILES
SHORELINE
EAST
SEA LEVEL
RAINWATER
STORM
SURGE
NORMAL LEVELS
NORTH SHORE
SOUTHERN LOUISIANA
BREACH
LONDON AVENUE CANAL
INDUSTRIAL CANAL
SLIDELL
ORLEANS PARISH
ARMY CORPS
NORTH
LAKE
WATER
LITTLE WATER
FLOOD
FLOODING
LEVEE
LOUISIANA
CITY
SOUTH SHORE
CANAL
CANALS
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN CAUSEWAY
CAUSEWAY
ORLEANS
STORM SURGE
LEVEES
MISSISSIPPI RIVER
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Definitions

  1. Lake Pontchartrain is a tidal basin about 640 square miles in area that connects with the Gulf of Mexico through Lake Borgne and the Mississippi Sound. (Web site)
  2. Lake Pontchartrain, the source of the majority of the water in the city, has meanwhile returned almost to normal elevations.
  3. Lake Pontchartrain is the largest lake in the state, measuring approximately 40 miles wide and 24 miles long. (Web site)
  4. Lake Pontchartrain is a shallow lake with an average uniform depth of approximately five meters.
  5. Lake Pontchartrain, a shallow body of brackish water that is affected by ocean tides, is normally blue. (Web site)

Fresh Water Lake

  1. Lake Pontchartrain is a fresh water lake.

Lake Maurepas

  1. Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas have nearly blended into a single body of water, separated only by a narrow strip of land.

Outfall Canals

  1. Floodgates have been added to protect outfall canals that drain water from the city to Lake Pontchartrain.

Canal Connecting Lake Pontchartrain

  1. The shootings took place on the Danziger Bridge, across a canal connecting Lake Pontchartrain to the Mississippi River. (Web site)

Nearby Lake Pontchartrain

  1. But overnight one of its protective levees buckled beneath the weight of water from nearby Lake Pontchartrain and broke open in two places. (Web site)

Song

  1. Blue Mountain (band) mentions Lake Pontchartrain in their song "Lakeside" from their album Tales of a Traveler. (Web site)

Side

  1. As we crossed Lake Pontchartrain, you could not see anything but water on either side. (Web site)

Back

  1. The dream of a shipping canal connecting the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain goes back to Spanish colonial times, the late 18th century. (Web site)

Repair

  1. Interstate 10 seems, at first glance, to be the most critical to repair, especially the twin bridges over Lake Pontchartrain, which were destroyed.

Area

  1. Because of such threats, a series of control structures, concrete floodwalls, and levees, was proposed for the area along Lake Pontchartrain in the 1960s. (Web site)

Wetlands

  1. The maps also show that between this early city and Lake Pontchartrain were several square miles of wetlands. (Web site)

Level

  1. In 1998 Hurricane Georges elevated the level of Lake Pontchartrain, pushing lake waters into the canal.

Miles

  1. The tolled Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, consisting of two parallel bridges, are, at 24 miles (39 km) in length, the longest bridges in the world.

Shoreline

  1. Before the water drained from the city, the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain was not found at Lakeview Drive but more than a mile away at Old Spanish Trail.

East

  1. Hurricane Katrina's storm surge plunged the I-10 bridges across Lake Pontchartrain, east of New Orleans, under water. (Web site)

Sea Level

  1. Below sea level New Orleans sits between (and below) the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. (Web site)

Rainwater

  1. Most challenging to repair are the breaches along the drainage canals that carry rainwater from the heart of New Orleans north to Lake Pontchartrain.

Storm

  1. It passes right over New Orleans, and as it does, the storm tilts nearby Lake Pontchartrain like a teacup and dumps it into the city. (Web site)
  2. The eye of the storm was slightly to the east of Lake Pontchartrain and preliminary estimates of the Northerly winds over the lake range from 70 to 100 mph.

Surge

  1. Note also how the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway intensified the surge at New Orleans. (Web site)
  2. Lakefront Airport, outside the main protection levees, was heavily damaged by surge from Lake Pontchartrain.

Normal Levels

  1. Meanwhile, Lake Pontchartrain started slowly draining and was expected to return to normal levels in about 36 hours. (Web site)

North Shore

  1. Built in the 1950s (southbound span) and 1960s (northbound span), the bridges connect New Orleans with its suburbs on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
  2. The term "North Shore" refers to areas that lie on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, which is covered by St. Tammany Parish.

Southern Louisiana

  1. These parallel bridges cross Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana.

Breach

  1. The breach wouldn't act as a pipeline from Lake Pontchartrain, as happened during Katrina.

London Avenue Canal

  1. As at the 17th Street Canal, at the London Avenue Canal the flow from Lake Pontchartrain into the canal had been cut off. (Web site)

Industrial Canal

  1. The Industrial Canal and Lock were built by the Port of New Orleans to provide navigation between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. (Web site)

Slidell

  1. His home was located near the water on Lake Pontchartrain, in St. Tammany Parish in the city of Slidell. (Web site)
  2. Note the first half focuses on the washed up debris on the North side of Lake Pontchartrain near Slidell.

Orleans Parish

  1. In addition, the northeasterly winds over Lake Pontchartrain are building up surge against the lake levees of Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish. (Web site)

Army Corps

  1. For instance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requested $27 million for this fiscal year to pay for hurricane-protection projects around Lake Pontchartrain. (Web site)

North

  1. North of Lake Pontchartrain is an area called the North Shore or Northshore or the Northlake area. (Web site)
  2. Slidell is a small community just north across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans.

Lake

  1. And Katrina could have churned the water in Lake Pontchartrain such that saltier water on the bottom of the lake got into the floodwater. (Web site)
  2. St. Tammany Parish received a two-part storm surge: First, as Lake Pontchartrain rose and the storm blew water from the Gulf of Mexico into the lake.

Water

  1. Water began flowing slowly out of New Orleans as Lake Pontchartrain returned almost back to normal levels.
  2. By August 31, the water level in New Orleans reached the level of Lake Pontchartrain, with close to 90% of New Orleans under water. (Web site)
  3. Many news reports currently state that the water inside New Orleans will be pumped straight back into Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico.

Little Water

  1. With Lake Pontchartrain almost back to normal levels, little water was flowing out of the city. (Web site)

Flood

  1. This means that even the French Quarter would flood within about 12 hours, up to the level of Lake Pontchartrain, three feet (1 m) above sea level. (Web site)

Flooding

  1. Flooding threatens New Orleans from three sources: the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, and natural rainfall.
  2. The flooding is getting worse as water slowly seeps into the city from Lake Pontchartrain.
  3. Funds for work at Lake Pontchartrain, the source of the flooding, have fallen by nearly two-thirds over three years, from $14.25 million to $5.7 million. (Web site)

Levee

  1. Sometime on Monday, a levee on the 17th Street Canal, near Lake Pontchartrain on the north side, ruptured, flooding much of the city. (Web site)

Louisiana

  1. The 17th Street Canal is a drainage canal in Metairie, Louisiana that flows into Lake Pontchartrain.
  2. Eden Isle is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, on the north east shore of Lake Pontchartrain.

City

  1. Rather a series of failures in mis-designed levees and floodwalls allowed water from the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Pontchartrain to flow into the city.
  2. Slidell is a city in St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana, situated on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain. (Web site)
  3. In 1927 a project was begun to fill in the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain and create levees along the lake side of the city.

South Shore

  1. A Coast Guard search has been issued for Hill on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana.

Canal

  1. Bryan Vernon spent three hours on his roof after a levee along a canal on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain gave way. (Web site)
  2. The canal is contained by floodwalls that, like others in the city, failed under a surge of water from Lake Pontchartrain.
  3. Use of the canal to pump water from the streets of the city into Lake Pontchartrain grew with the city.

Canals

  1. Contractors maintained cranes at the sites to regulate flow levels by adjusting sheet pile walls at the mouths of the canals into Lake Pontchartrain. (Web site)
  2. To do this the wetlands were gradually drained over the decades by canals that flowed in to Lake Pontchartrain. (Web site)

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

  1. The southern end of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans.
  2. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the world's longest over water bridge, connects New Orleans to its suburbs on the North Shore.
  3. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, or the Causeway, consists of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana. (Web site)

Causeway

  1. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and the Highway 11 bridge, connecting the north and south shores of Lake Pontchartrain, were open only to emergency traffic.
  2. Each of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway 's two bridges have 28-footwide roadways with 18-inch curbs on either side.
  3. In the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, one mission involves a chase across the lake on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

Orleans

  1. The Corps said its action would divert river water into Lake Pontchartrain, lower the level of the Mississippi and prevent flooding in New Orleans.
  2. The London Avenue Canal is a drainage canal in New Orleans, Louisiana, used for pumping rain water into Lake Pontchartrain.
  3. The storm brought heavy winds and rain to the city, and several levees intended to protect New Orleans from the water of Lake Pontchartrain were breached. (Web site)

Storm Surge

  1. Storm surge and rainfall had raised the level of Lake Pontchartrain, providing an enormous amount of water which poured into the city.
  2. The pumps will move water from the outfall canals into Lake Pontchartrain in the event of a major storm surge that requires closure of the canal flood gates.

Levees

  1. Rainwater is continually pumped out of the city and into Lake Pontchartrain across a series of canals lined by levees and dikes.
  2. Failed pumps and levees apparently spilled water from Lake Pontchartrain into streets.
  3. This storm surge overwhelmed levees all along the lowest reaches of the Mississippi River and the edges of Lake Pontchartrain.

Mississippi River

  1. The city is surrounded by the Mississippi River to the south, Lake Pontchartrain to the north, and Lake Borgne to the east. (Web site)
  2. The city lies below sea level, in a bowl bordered by levees that fend off Lake Pontchartrain to the north and the Mississippi River to the south and west.
  3. On August 29, its storm surge breached the levee system that protected New Orleans from Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.

Categories

  1. Water > Bays > Gulfs > Mississippi River
  2. Levees
  3. Storm Surge
  4. Orleans
  5. North Shore
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