On our tours you will learn tons of fascinating facts about the people, history, and culture of New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana. Since today is Sunday and there is a pack of Saints fans outside our office door (literally!) we figured we'd pass on some insider information about the dome…

Most people who visit New Orleans, and everyone who takes either our Combo-City Tour or Post-Katrina Tour, will know that New Orleans is below sea level. This is of course why we have our intricate canal, levee, and pumping station system to help us move all of our 60 annual rainfall out of the city and keep our homes dry. But downtown we have a rather problematic structure–the New Orleans Superdome. You've probably noticed that the superdome is surrounded by a concave tubular wall. This wall is what keeps the Superdome from flooding the entire Warehouse district every time there is a heavy rain, as it takes all that rainfall underground where it is stored until it can be pumped out to Lake Pontchartrain. Because the dome is so big, if this wall wasn't there the rainfall streaming off the dome would create huge floods around the Superdome on a regular basis.

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