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17th Street Canal Floodwall

 
 
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March 4, 2016
1. 17th Street Canal Floodwall Marker
Inscription.  On August 29, 2005, a federal floodwall atop a levee on the 17th Street Canal, the largest and most important drainage Canal for the city, gave way here causing flooding that killed hundreds. This breach was one of 50 ruptures in the Federal Flood Protection System that occurred that day. In 2008, the US District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana placed responsibility for the floodwall's collapse squarely on the US Army Corps of Engineers; however, the agency is protected from financial liability in the Flood Control Act of 1928.
 
Erected by Levees.org.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkDisastersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is August 29, 2005.
 
Location. 30° 1.066′ N, 90° 7.235′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Bellaire Drive and Stafford Place, on the right when traveling south on Bellaire Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Metairie LA 70005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Basin Canal (approx. ¾ mile away); Southern Yacht Club
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March 4, 2016
2. 17th Street Canal Floodwall Marker
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Lakefront "Seawall" (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Point (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain and the Pontchartrain Basin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort St. John (approx. 2.2 miles away); Beatles Only Concert Performance in Louisiana (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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March 4, 2016
3. 17th Street Canal Floodwall Pumps
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2016. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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