Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Same as the 17th st. canal, the corpse is late.

Drainage forecast cut at London Ave. Canal:
"The Army Corps of Engineers has reduced its target for pumping capacity in the damaged London Avenue Canal in the event it closes the canal's floodgates to block storm surge.

The canal is designed to move rainwater runoff from New Orleans' midsection to Lake Pontchartrain at a rate of 8,000 cubic feet per second in normal times, and the corps had hoped to provide 4,300 cfs for periods when it closes the new floodgates. Now, however, corps officials say they doubt they can provide more than 2,800 cfs unless they figure out a way to add portable pumps to the canal."
Thank the stars that the Corpse is about to get adult supervision.

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