The first emergency contracts to build floodgates designed by the Army Corps of Engineers to stop future storm surges from entering New Orleans outfall canals damaged by Hurricane Katrina were awarded Friday night in New Orleans.
With a major floodwall break finally plugged, engineers struggled to pump out the flooded city Tuesday as authorities braced for the horrors the receding water is certain to reveal. "It's going to be awful and it's going to wake the nation up again," the mayor warned.
The Army Corps of Engineers awarded contracts for construction of interim gated closure structures at the 17th Street and London Avenue outfall canals Jan. 27.
MWI currently have 12 very large Hydraflo pumps on site to help dewater New Orleans. These 12 pumps have the capability to pump over 630,000 gallons per minute at a 10 foot head.
Engineers have begun pumping water out of New Orleans, eight days after the Louisiana city was submerged by the deadly Hurricane Katrina.
Engineers took the first steps Thursday to closing the 700-foot levee breach that flooded New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and Louisiana state officials said water removal from the stricken city could begin by Saturday.
Hydraflo pumps move floodwaters through the repaired 17th Street canal levee in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Wednesday in New Orleans.
As officials deal with the large human crisis from Hurricane Katrina, the Army Corps of Engineers is working on a plan to get rid of the floodwaters drowning New Orleans.
After the June 3 levee break that inundated a 12,000-acre island in the San Joaquin Delta, a call went out to Florida for specialized high-volume pumps to help recover the valuable farmland.
The first of 10 giant pumps being set up along a levee was powered up Monday afternoon, sucking the first spurts of flood water off Upper Jones Tract and back into the Delta, the state Department of Water Resources announced.