Corps to build structures to bolster New Orleans floodwall

04/3/2007 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to build rock and clay structures on the east banks of the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans to ensure that the floodwall doesn't breach during a severe storm. Testing has shown that steel sheet piles anchoring the floodwall are closer to underground sand layers than are permitted under new safety rules adopted since Hurricane Katrina.

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