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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.
U.S. CIVIL ENGINEERS BENT THE RULES TO GIVE NEW ORLEANS EXTRA PROTECTION FROM HURRICANES. THOSE ADJUSTMENTS MIGHT HAVE SAVED THE CITY DURING IDAALEJANDRO DE LA GARZASEPTEMBER 2, 2021TIME
Some parishes experienced nearly nine feet of storm surge and up to a foot and half of rain, overpowering local levees.
BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES SHOW THE DEVASTATION FROM HURRICANE IDAKASHA PATEL, LARIS KARKLIS, ZACH LEVITTSEPTEMBER 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
IDA’S DEATH TOLL REACHES 4; OFFICIALS URGE THOSE WHO EVACUATED NOT TO RETURNPAULINA FIROZI, TIM CRAIGAUGUST 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
HURRICANE IDA, THE FIFTH STRONGEST STORM TO HIT MAINLAND US, IS HEADED NORTHEASTSARA CHODOSHAUGUST 30, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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.
PEOPLE ARE MOVING INTO RISKY FLOOD ZONES—BUT THEY MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICESARA KILEY WATSONAUGUST 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Merrell’s Ike Dike proposal and a previous Corps plan originally envisioned 17-foot or higher levees that would have hampered access to the Gulf beaches.
TEXAS’S 82-FOOT-TALL STORM-GATE PLAN MAY HAVE SOME GAPING HOLESPURBITA SAHAJUNE 15, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Under pressure from disgruntled locals—the Corps received some 13,000 public comments about the levees, Burks-Copes said, most of them negative—they replaced the levees with dunes.
TEXAS’S 82-FOOT-TALL STORM-GATE PLAN MAY HAVE SOME GAPING HOLESPURBITA SAHAJUNE 15, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Levee: a ceremonious visit received by a distinguished person in the morning.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
A crevasse was made in the levee above New Orleans flooding much of the city.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
I observed he looked tired with the levee, and begged to be allowed to write to her another day.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LEVEE

  • berth
  • embarkment
  • harbor
  • jetty
  • landing
  • landing pier
  • levee
  • lock
  • marina
  • pier
  • quay
  • slip
  • wharf
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