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noun as in embankment

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Those accounting for potential ocean waves, for example, were added in twice, meaning that the resulting levee was built with an extra few feet of clearance.

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Some parishes experienced nearly nine feet of storm surge and up to a foot and half of rain, overpowering local levees.

Hurricane Ida, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, battered Louisiana, with reports of downed power lines, levee failures and flooding, collapsed buildings and residents trapped on rooftops.

The levee system in New Orleans held, but there is massive structural damage to many buildings, multiple hospitals lost generators, and widespread destruction was seen across the state.

According to Tellman the way forward is to invest in infrastructure that would make flood zones and levees safer to live near as more people gravitate towards those areas.

The Republican governor criticized the suit as beyond the authority of the levee board and is calling for it to be dropped.

Only when government scientists determine there is a risk of flooding will the middle of the levee be put in place.

The relevant government agencies could not locate sufficient funding to build a stronger levee, says Phannavong.

But then they saw the water rise—the result of the failed federal levee system that deluged 80 percent of the city.

“Their Heads, which decorate our Levee, all the way up the coast… look like crows sitting on long poles,” wrote one traveler.

Levee: a ceremonious visit received by a distinguished person in the morning.

A crevasse was made in the levee above New Orleans flooding much of the city.

I observed he looked tired with the levee, and begged to be allowed to write to her another day.

When the King held his court at Rambouillet, a curtain only separated his chamber and the levee-room.

The King held a levee of his officers while the Queen-Empress received 120 ladies of the families of the ruling chiefs.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to levee, such as: dam, bank, breakwater, earthwork, and mound.

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