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A Former Sgt in the US Marines, US Army and Australian Federal Police - With an Attitude Problem - Looking at the Shits & Giggles of life from a Quasi-Conservative Point of View * * * WARNING! STRONG LANGUAGE FOLLOWS! * * *

12 September, 2005

The Levee Maps

I had been looking for reliable maps of New Orleans and just where the breaches were in the levees - were they both on Lake Pontchatrain or was one on the Mississippi? Well, I found them, courtesy of Kathryn Cramer's Blog. I hope she doesn't mind me posting them.

These are all pre-Katrina maps, and some are an amalgam of multiple aerial maps. Here's the overview of New Orleans:

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Here's the "17th Street" breach:

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And this is the site of the second breach:

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As you can see by the first photo, this canal ends just past the 2d breach, so it all came from Pontchatrain. Not that it makes the residents there any happier to know that esoteric little fact!


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