New Orleans Permanent Canal Closures and New Pump Stations

May 19

New Orleans Permanent Canal Closures and New Pump Stations

When Hurricane Katrina occurred, it pushed water from Lake Pontchartrain into New Orleans’ three major drainage canal, putting pressure on floodwall-topped levees which failed to withstand the load of the water. The rise of lake water caused the failure in two places of I-walls along the city’s London Avenue Canal and moved by some 35 feet a floodwall on the 17th...

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The Napoleon Canal Work Advisory

Feb 12

The Napoleon Canal Work Advisory

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are building new canals as part of the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA). The entire project, estimated to take two years to complete, will run from Fontainebleau Drive to South Claiborne Avenue, with traffic patterns being periodically altered as the work progresses...

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New Orleans Drainage Canals and Parishes

Oct 19

New Orleans Drainage Canals and Parishes

New Orleans is embarking on a drainage initiative called the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Program (SELA) for the Napoleon Canal. This will be accomplished by constructing new pumping stations and better drainage canals throughout the city.  Each canal will be 19 feet wide by 13 feet high. They will parallel an existing 20-by-12-foot canal which will remain fully...

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