Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Corps races to stay ahead of rains

Anticipating heavy rains on Thursday and rising water levels in Lake Pontchartrain this week, the Army Corps of Engineers was working Monday to finish sealing up the ends of the London Avenue and 17th Street canals.
As it did before Rita, the corps is closing off the canals to prevent water levels from rising on both canals when winds from the east and a coming full moon bring in tides off the lake during the next few days.
It's frightening to think how vulnerable New Orleans will be to flooding for the next 5-10 years, until the levees can be raised to Cat 5 levels.

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