levees http://wwno.org en Debris Found In 17th Street Canal Levee http://wwno.org/post/debris-found-17th-street-canal-levee <p>The US Army Corps of Engineers says there is no major threat from debris found inside the 17<sup>th</sup> Street Canal levee.</p><p>Corps critics aren’t so sure.</p><p>Chunks of concrete, bricks and glass were discovered during work to install sheet piling.</p><p>The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection District—East has been assured by the Corps that the material is being removed.</p><p>Sandy Rosenthal founded Levees.org after the catastrophic levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina nine years ago.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:21:22 +0000 Eileen Fleming 64257 at http://wwno.org Cityscapes: Richard Campanella On New Orleans' Sauvé's Crevasse Flood Of 1849 http://wwno.org/post/cityscapes-richard-campanella-new-orleans-sauv-s-crevasse-flood-1849 <p>Each month Richard Campanella explores an aspect of New Orleans’ geography. His <a href="http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2014/06/the_worst_new_orleans_flood_--.html">Cityscapes column</a> for Nola.com and The Times-Picayune shines a light on structural, often-overlooked or invisible aspects of the city. This month: a flood in 1849. Up until Katrina it was the largest deluge in the city’s history.</p><p>Campanella&nbsp;says that disaster 165 years ago had something in common with Katrina.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:51:34 +0000 Eve Troeh 62421 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Flood Protection: Stronger Than Ever, Weaker Than Intended http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-flood-protection-stronger-ever-weaker-intended <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2014 hurricane season has started, and New Orleans metro area residents are living behind a new, $14.5 billion storm surge system acknowledged as the best they have ever had.&nbsp;</span></p><p>But <a href="http://thelensnola.org/2014/05/15/new-orleans-flood-protection-system-stronger-than-ever-weaker-than-it-was-supposed-to-be/">an investigation by The Lens</a> shows this best-ever is still not as good as Congress originally ordered it to be.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:35:40 +0000 Farrar Hudkins & Bob Marshall 62009 at http://wwno.org Le Show For Feb. 2, 2014 http://wwno.org/post/le-show-feb-2-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>Le Show</em>, Harry follows-up with John Barry about the Louisiana levees. He also brings more News of </span>AfPAC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Karzai<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Talk, News of the Olympic Movement, and more!</span></p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Harry Shearer 53239 at http://wwno.org For Strengthening Levees, Bermuda Grass Is Hard To Beat http://wwno.org/post/strengthening-levees-bermuda-grass-hard-beat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The idea that grass can armor anything is hard to believe.</span></p><p>But on a recent visit to the Lake Pontchartrain&nbsp;levee, LSU agronomist Jeff Beasley explained how plain old, garden variety grass has earned a reputation with the US Army Corps of Engineers as one of the best armoring materials to keep the huge mud walls of a levee from collapsing during a storm.</p><p>"You know how we reinforce concrete with rebar?" says Beasley. "We can do the same with these levees."</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:29:53 +0000 Bob Marshall 47541 at http://wwno.org Levee Board Takes On Oil Industry Over Damage To Delta http://wwno.org/post/levee-board-takes-oil-industry-over-damage-delta <p style="margin-bottom: 1.42857em; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:00:54 +0000 Eve Troeh 42878 at http://wwno.org St. Charles West Bank Levee Gets Final Approval http://wwno.org/post/st-charles-west-bank-levee-gets-final-approval <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Army Corps of Engineers has approved the third and final phase of the St. Charles west bank hurricane levee, which means all three phases of the levee project have corps approval to move toward construction.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:57:16 +0000 The Associated Press 31076 at http://wwno.org Funding Crisis Looms For $14 Billion Hurricane Protection System http://wwno.org/post/funding-crisis-looms-14-billion-hurricane-protection-system <p></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 19.56px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(34, 31, 31); font-family: minion-pro, Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif;"><span style="font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.5;">Metro area residents probably know stories about consumers with big eyes and small wallets who become “house poor.” But in the years ahead they may become familiar with a new, more frightening term: “levee poor.”</span></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:27:25 +0000 Bob Marshall 31003 at http://wwno.org Corps: Morganza Levee to Cost $12.9 Billion http://wwno.org/post/corps-morganza-levee-cost-129-billion <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Army Corps of Engineers says a federal levee designed to protect Terrebonne Parish and parts of Lafourche Parish from storm flooding will cost $12.9 billion. State and local officials would have to come up with 35 percent, or up to $4.5 billion.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26332 at http://wwno.org St. John urges corps on levee plan http://wwno.org/post/st-john-urges-corps-levee-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">In the wake of major flooding during Hurricane Isaac, the St. John the Baptist Parish president is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up plans for levees.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:54:01 +0000 The Associated Press 20587 at http://wwno.org