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17th Street Canal Floodwall

 
 
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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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Metairie Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away);
17th Street Canal Floodwall Marker image. Click for full size.
March 4, 2016
2. 17th Street Canal Floodwall Marker
Marvin E. Thames (approx. 2.4 miles away); Metairie Ridge School (approx. 2 miles away); Site Of Higgins' Industries at Delgado Trade School (approx. 2 miles away); William Charles Cole Claiborne (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Categories. DisastersMan-Made FeaturesNotable EventsWaterways & Vessels
 
17th Street Canal Floodwall Pumps image. Click for full size.
March 4, 2016
3. 17th Street Canal Floodwall Pumps
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2016. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 58 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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