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new Orleans levee system

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Rakesha Smith

on 9 September 2013

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New Orleans levee system
By:Rakesha

New Orleans levee System
On August 29, 2005 there were over 50 failures of the levees and flood walls protecting New Orleans, Louisiana its suburbs following passage of Hurricane Katrina and landfall in Mississippi.
summary technolgy
Three major breaches occurred on the Industrial Canal; one on the northeast side near the junction with Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and two on the southeast side along the Lower Ninth Ward, between Florida Avenue and Claiborne Avenue. On the east side of New Orleans the 17th Street Canal levee breached 4 feet (1.2 m) below design specs on the New Orleans side near the Old Hammond Highway Bridge. The London Avenue Canal in the Gentilly neighborhood breached on both sides; on the west side near Robert E. Lee Boulevard, and on the east, near the Mirabeau Avenue Bridge.
intended positive inpacts of technolgy
its famous for its name new oreleans
New Orleans from three sources: the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, and natural rainfall. Artificial levees have been built to keep out rising river and lake waters but have had the negative effect of keeping rainfall in.
he heavy flooding caused by Hurricane Betsy in 1965 brought concerns regarding flooding from hurricanes to the forefront. That year, through enactment of the Flood
unintended negitive impacts
it was a hurricanie in 2005 named katrina
2,0000 people got killed in 2005
new oreleans is famous for its name
Conclusion
more than 200000 people is homeless in new oreleans
new oreleans is famous for its state
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