New Orleans Levee Presentation

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New Orleans Levee Tina Ghiassi Noris Chavarria Angel Perez Pedro Verdugo
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Functions of the Levee.
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• The systematic construction of the levees of New Orleans began in the 19 th century. •There original design was to withstand the forces of a category 3 storm. •The original levee was designed in the 1950’s by the Army Corps of Engineers •Levee construction is coordinated by the Federal Government New flood gates are lowered in New New flood gates are lowered in New Orleans' London Avenue Canal. Orleans' London Avenue Canal. Levee is maintained by local interests / government Levee is maintained by local interests / government Current restoration of the levee is being conducted by Army Corps of Engineers Current restoration of the levee is being conducted by Army Corps of Engineers The levee system is comprised of levees, floodwalls, flood gates, and canals The levee system is comprised of levees, floodwalls, flood gates, and canals The role of flood gates is to reduce the strain on the levee walls from surges of
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course CE CE 101 taught by Professor Parentela during the Fall '08 term at CSU Long Beach.

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