Pumping Up Flood Defenses

by R.L. Mullins, Jr., P.E., Ph.D., Senior Vice President; Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Louisville, KY,
John D. Take, P.E., Senior Vice President; Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Tucson, AZ,
, P.ENG.

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 2, Pg. 52-59

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Completed in April 2018, the $731-million Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps project represents the final component of the overall Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that serves the greater New Orleans region. The three massive pumping stations that compose the project are designed to reduce New Orleans's risk of flood surges from Lake Pontchartrain and help the low-lying city maintain its critical drainage features in the event of a major storm.

Subject Headings: Pumps | Floods | Project management | Risk management | Pumping stations | Canals | Hurricanes and typhoons | Hydraulic design | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States

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