Levees: The Cause of Land Loss?

July 16, 2019

I have often heard people blame the levees for the land loss crisis here in Southeast Louisiana. Like they were a curse that starved the wetlands of sediment that originally built this Delta over a period of 3000 years.  The word “levee” presumably is French for “raised.” It was the great flood of 1927 which […]

Army Corps: “We are confident in the integrity of the levee system”

July 11, 2019

With the National Weather Service predicting that the Mississippi River will rise to 20ft (as of 4 a.m. on July 11, 2019), many residents are understandably concerned. On Wednesday, a graphic published by Nola.com showed areas where the Mississippi River levees are below 20 feet – mostly along the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans […]

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