The Army Corps of Engineers can be a touchy subject here in New Orleans, but an announcement today that the Corps has awarded a new project to help protect the Westbank of New Orleans is welcome news for Terrytown residents. This new project will help ensure that the area an area of the Westbank that can be found due south of downtown New Orleans will be further protected from what is known as the 10 year rainfall, or an amount of rain so heavy–about 9 inches over a 24 hour period–it is only expected to occur once every ten years. Although it comes with a high price tag and is expected to take three years to complete, the project will help ensure that one more area of this below level city is a little safer in the face of heavy rains.
More Work from the Corps
Jul 10, 2012 | New Orleans