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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:28 PM
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32. Water coming over levee in New Orleans
Source: USA Today

Update at 12:25 p.m. ET: Karen Durham-Aguilera, an Army Corps of Engineers official, says wind is lapping waves over the levee wall at the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal on the east side of New Orleans.

"It is not a breach, it is not overtopping," she says, adding that the water level at the canal is still a few feet from the top of the wall.

She predicts water levels in Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne will rise. So far, the Corps has not had to lower flood gates along any of the drainage or outflow canals that flooded the city during Hurricane Katrina.

The Corps did lower the flood gates at the Harvey Canal on the west side of the city to keep the Mississippi River from flooding the area.

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