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Katrina Pump Contract
Mon June 18, 2012
Corps Restarts Bidding for New Orleans Floodgates, Pumps
The Army Corps of Engineers has restarted bidding for a $700 million contract to design and build permanent storm surge closure and pump stations on three canals that end in Lake Pontchartrain. Levees on two of them broke after Hurricane Katrina, letting floodwaters into the city.
The projects represent the final major construction of the post-Katrina levee system.