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The Tiber Creek/B Street sewer briefly resurfaced in the news recently during archaeological excavations as part of the construction of the 17th Street levee designed to protect central Washington built over Tiber Creek.[13]. Photo showing the headwall of the Tiber Creek sewer outlet along 17th Street, NW ...
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accelerated construction of the long planned 17th Street levee near Constitution Avenue. “Seventeenth Street is one of the low points in the city and is prone to flooding,” said Michael Litterest of the National Park Service.

WASHINGTON — If Hurricane Joaquin makes a break for the nation's capital, the new 17th Street levee would likely be put to the test on its one-year anniversary. The levee was designed to protect lower-lying areas in downtown Washington from overbank river flooding. In October 2014, the U.S. Army ...
30, 2005, the water poured from the Industrial Canal, from the 17th Street Levee, and dozens of other break points, ultimately putting an estimated 80 percent of the city under water. Again, it was hard, in real time, to comprehend both what was happening in New Orleans, and why. Only years later, thanks to ...
NEW ORLEANS — Nearly 10 years on, one might assume that the case of Hurricane Katrina is closed. That the catastrophic flooding of this city was caused not merely by a powerful storm but primarily by fatal engineering flaws in the city's flood protection system has been proved by experts, acknowledged ...
As Hurricane Katrina approached the city, Gothard, now 80, evacuated to Dallas. "The synagogue was just a half mile from one of the breaches in the 17th Street levee," Gothard recalls. "The force of the water broke the glass panels on either side of the main entrance doors and the water just poured into the ...

According to the Army Corps, a 12-foot storm surge on top of the 6-foot flood stage at the base of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown could result in as much as 4 feet of water at the base of the 17th Street levee. But based on his examinations of the Army Corps' data, Galloway estimated that during a ...
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A test installation of a levee has closed part of 17th Street in Northwest, D.C, Friday, according to the National Park ...
... archaeological excavations as part of the construction of the 17th Street levee designed to protect central Washington built over Tiber Creek.
... Katrina in 2005, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accelerated construction of the long planned 17th Street levee near Constitution Avenue.

WASHINGTON — If Hurricane Joaquin makes a break for the nation's capital, the new 17th Street levee would likely be put to the test on its ...
Lands at Hammond Street Bridge to view work being done to repair 17th Street Levee that collapsed and allowed the flooding of the city.
Lands at Hammond Street Bridge to view work being done to repair 17th Street Levee that collapsed and allowed the flooding of the city.
Throughout Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, the water poured from the Industrial Canal, from the 17th Street Levee, and dozens of other break points, ...
Contractors for the Army Corps rebuilding the 17th Street levee in 2006. Since the storm, the corps has built a $14 billion hurricane system.
"The synagogue was just a half mile from one of the breaches in the 17th Street levee," Gothard recalls. "The force of the water broke the glass ...
Nine agencies needed to collaborate for the 17th Street levee project alone, including the Army Corps, the NCPC, the National Park Service, ...
The Tiber Creek/B Street sewer briefly resurfaced in the news recently during archaeological excavations as part of the construction of the 17th Street levee designed to protect central Washington built over Tiber Creek.[13]. Photo showing the headwall ...


 

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