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CLAIMS
SHAPE
NATURAL RIVER LEVEES
HURRICANE-PROTECTION LEVEES
LEVEES SURROUNDING
EXISTING LEVEES
FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS
LEVEES BREAK
QUESTIONS
SERIES
HIGHER
LOWER
SUFFERING
WEATHER
GOVERNMENT
NATION
EVERYONE
MILES
IMPACT
PURPOSE
INFORMATION
CHANNELS
REPAIR
FLOATING
RIVER
LAKE
SHORELINE
MARSHES
LARGE SCALE
HEIGHT
FEET HIGH
PROJECT
REBUILDING
FEDERALLY
LAVA
FEET
SURGE
STORM
RISING WATERS
SMOOTH CORDGRASS
EXTENSIVE FLOODING
HURRICANE KATRINA
UNMITIGATED DISASTER
ORLEANS METROPOLITAN AREA
AREA
FLOODWATERS
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Definitions

  1. Levees are at risk of water infiltrating under the barrier, percolating through and undermining the footing. (Web site)
  2. The levees were sized to hold back up to 17.5 feet (5.3 meters) of water.
  3. The levees are 17 or 18 feet high in that area. (Web site)
  4. The levees were originally designed to prevent damage caused by seasonal flooding.
  5. Two levees were breached, including the 17th Street Canal levee. (Web site)

Claims

  1. Throughout the track, he claims that theories of the government sabotaging the levees of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward were indeed true.

Shape

  1. The sandbags and levees are in the same shape as before and nothing's happening. (Web site)

Natural River Levees

  1. Until then, urban development in New Orleans was largely limited to higher ground along the natural river levees and bayous. (Web site)

Hurricane-Protection Levees

  1. After the storm, hurricane-protection levees were built along Lake Pontchartrain's south shore to protect New Orleans and nearby communities. (Web site)

Levees Surrounding

  1. The breaches that occurred on the levees surrounding New Orleans were located on the 17th Street Canal Levee and London Avenue Canal Levee.

Existing Levees

  1. Floodgates have been added at the outfall canals to protect against storm surge and a tree cutting program on existing levees for protection is ongoing.

Flood Control Projects

  1. Thus, flood control projects such as levees may increase human comfort, but cause substantial adverse impact to the quantity and quality of arable land.

Levees Break

  1. The ruling relies on the Flood Control Act of 1928, which made the federal government immune when flood control projects like levees break. (Web site)
  2. And when those levees break, the city can be flooded and disaster can occur.

Questions

  1. Evidence suggests there were "cracks" in levees that were intentionally ignored, questions over how they failed. (Web site)

Series

  1. These series of levees were completed in recent years before Hurricane Katrina. (Web site)

Higher

  1. Levees and floodwalls will be higher and stronger and better protected by armoring in key areas.

Lower

  1. Its satellitic lava domes have been the source of fresh-looking viscous lava flows, including the prominent one with dramatic flow levees at the lower left.

Suffering

  1. In either case, all the catastrophe and suffering occurred after the levees broke, which resulted in flooding the city. (Web site)

Weather

  1. As weather worsened, the ring levees would have been surrounded by a sea of water topped with significant waves, with no other land anywhere in sight. (Web site)

Government

  1. Strengthen the Capacity of Government: The government of New Orleans was in worse shape than the levees before the Katrina disaster. (Web site)

Nation

  1. New Orleans Mayor Nagin tells the nation that he has unconfirmed reports of levees being breached and that the city is flooding. (Web site)

Everyone

  1. Everyone knew that 80% of the city would flood if the levees broke. (Web site)

Miles

  1. It is reported that up to 90% of these levees were damaged and that the failures may be measured in miles.
  2. However, many miles of levees worked as they should even though the water got over their tops. (Web site)

Impact

  1. Another factor for the mass sinkage is the impact of levees built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developed in response to the Great Flood of 1927.

Purpose

  1. Many locals have come forward to suggest that the levees were breached on purpose by the authorities. (Web site)
  2. High levees whose purpose is to protect New Orleanians from all that water border the city. (Web site)

Information

  1. Levees.org - Information about levees and flood protection in New Orleans and nationwide.

Channels

  1. They also follow the flow margins, channels, and levees to try to trace lava flows back to the source area. (Web site)

Repair

  1. KBR has not been asked to repair the levees destroyed in New Orleans which became the primary cause of most of the damage. (Web site)

Floating

  1. Various conspiracy theories began floating around that the levees were in fact deliberately demolished.

River

  1. Construction of the levees along the River began soon after the city was founded, and more extensive river levees were built as the city grew.
  2. I have read many books on Hurricane Katrina and about the levees, the river, and Louisiana's environmental and ecological predicament.

Lake

  1. Construction of the levees between New Orleans, the River, and the Lake began in 1879. (Web site)

Shoreline

  1. A much larger project to build up levees along the lake and extend the shoreline out by dredging began in 1927.

Marshes

  1. Mashriqui also found that in the areas where the outlet had wiped out marshes and other wetlands, levees and floodwalls were much more likely to fail. (Web site)

Large Scale

  1. The upper slopes of Mount Erebus are dominated by steeply dipping (-30°) tephritic phonolite lava flows with large scale flow levees. (Web site)

Height

  1. However, that process works when the level of the lake is lower than the height of the canal levees.
  2. But it will not raise the height of any levees or replace any sections that survived Katrina intact. (Web site)

Feet High

  1. The storm overpowered levees protecting the region, producing floods 20 feet high. (Web site)

Project

  1. As you know, the effects of Hurricane Katrina breeched the levees that are part of this project and flooded a large part of New Orleans. (Web site)

Rebuilding

  1. The agency said it is taking the risk of seepage into account and rebuilding the levees with an adequate margin of safety. (Web site)
  2. A clay shortage — and a subsequent rise in its price — may slow progress in rebuilding the levees in and around New Orleans.

Federally

  1. Federally built levees in greater New Orleans were breached in over 50 places.

Lava

  1. Lava flows form dramatic, freshly preserved tongue-shaped lobes up to 50-m-thick with prominent levees that descend the volcano's flanks on all sides.
  2. The presence of levees is quite common in many lava flows. (Web site)

Feet

  1. As the city staggers back to its feet, fixing those broken levees will be a first priority.

Surge

  1. Lakefront Airport, outside the main protection levees, was heavily damaged by surge from Lake Pontchartrain.

Storm

  1. 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)
  2. The Mayor of New Orleans has issued a mandatory evacuation order, citing fears that the storm will break the levees protecting the city.
  3. After the storm, hurricane-protection levees were built along Lake Pontchartrain's south shore to protect the city.

Rising Waters

  1. THE DUTCH BARRIERS: The Dutch barriers are several layers of dams and levees that protect the country from rising waters during storms. (Web site)
  2. But knowing that the levees surrounding the city could still be pressured by rising waters, no one was celebrating just yet.

Smooth Cordgrass

  1. Smooth cordgrass can be used for erosion control along shorelines, canal banks, levees, and other areas of soil-water interface.

Extensive Flooding

  1. Levees along Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the London Avenue and 17th Street canals in New Orleans failed which caused extensive flooding.

Hurricane Katrina

  1. On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina brought extensive flooding to the city when several levees failed.
  2. It was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, when the levees protecting the city were breached and nearly all the city was flooded.
  3. The corps said the levees were inadequate to withstand the force of Hurricane Katrina.

Unmitigated Disaster

  1. Director Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke is the definitive document of the unmitigated disaster that was, and is, Hurricane Katrina.

Orleans Metropolitan Area

  1. The surge overtopped and breached levees in the New Orleans metropolitan area, resulting in the inundation of much of the city and its eastern suburbs. (Web site)
  2. In the U.S., the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, 35% of which sits below sea level, is protected by hundreds of miles of levees and flood gates. (Web site)

Area

  1. Remember the water never went down in this area, trapped by the ring levees, until the levees could be cut and the water drained out into the marshland. (Web site)
  2. 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)

Floodwaters

  1. The story should have made clear that Bush was warned about floodwaters overrunning the levees, rather than the levees breaking. (Web site)
  2. Your home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina after floodwaters breached the levees.

Categories

  1. Orleans
  2. Countries > United States > Louisiana > Lake Pontchartrain
  3. Storm Surge
  4. Water > Bays > Gulfs > Mississippi River
  5. Army Corps

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