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Even as the Mississippi River flood watch in New Orleans was lifted, officials warned of another threat. This one is human-caused hazard. "The biggest concern we are finding in our daily inspections is people digging and excavating within 1,500 feet of levees," said Matt Roe of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Ships are high on the Mississippi River near the Bonnet Carre Spillway as the Mississippi River at 18 feet high in Norco, La. Monday, March 5, 2018. The Army Corps of Engineers plans to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Thursday morning to prevent flooding downriver in New Orleans where the river is ...
Not far from his rebuilt home stands a rebuilt flood wall, taller and more solidly anchored in its levee than the old one. On the other side ... In all, federal, state and local governments spent more than $20 billion on the 350 miles of levees, flood walls, gates and pumps that now encircle Greater New Orleans.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local levee authorities have already begun twice-weekly inspections of the levees in the New Orleans area as they brace for a river that could crest at about 17 feet in New Orleans by the third or fourth week of March. “When you have a forecast that reflects reaching ...
The Army Corps of Engineers will start monitoring levees in the New Orleans area more closely as the Mississippi River water level approaches its annual ... "The increased patrols ensure our ability to respond quickly to any problem areas that may develop along the levee system because of the elevated ...
The levees and floodwalls surrounding New Orleans weren't strong enough to block the massive surge from Hurricane Katrina. After the ... St. Bernard Parish residents have twice voted down property taxes to pay for maintenance on the $1.4 billion in levee improvements made around Lake Borgne.
Not far from his rebuilt home stands a rebuilt flood wall, taller and more solidly anchored in its levee than the old one. On the other side ... In all, federal, state and local governments spent more than $20 billion on the 350 miles of levees, flood walls, gates and pumps that now encircle greater New Orleans.
The Mississippi River is expected to hit 17 feet, the official flood stage in New Orleans, which has prompted a flood warning for the city from the National ... The extra height on the levees and floodwalls is called freeboard which means that the levee protection is extended 3 feet above the base flood ...


 

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