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 walled town. The southern waterfront
 on the Mississippi would be slightly
 less than a mile long. The town was   Looking at the current course of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway gives greater insight into how         
      New Orleans would have been accessed through Lake Pontchartrain and then Bayou St. John,
 bordered strategically on the north by   thus eliminating the many twists and turns of the lower 100 miles of the Mississippi.
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 water is bordered by 25-foot levees I   because water is continually being pumped   that had 25-foot-deep sheet piling in   of Glasses  Includes Exam
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 The strategic value of owning land at   made whole swaths of the city habitable.  Lake Pontchartrain.
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 as it gave access to 2,300 miles of river—a   led to the draining of swamps and enabled   wetland buffers, faulty engineering and
 river that bisected North America and was   development of low-lying subdivisions.   poor emergency preparation all fall short
 rich with natural resources. For lands west  Inadvertently, it also caused those soils   of acceptable. After Hurricane Katrina
 of the Appalachian Mountains this was the  to compact/subside in elevation, requir-  many new water control structures were
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 New Orleans, over its 300-year his-  systems.    projects contributed to the water prob-
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 are lower yet. In order for New Orleans   improvements, primarily spillways con-  methods going forward will work better,
 to grow, diverting water away from   structed after the Great Flood of 1927,   but the track record is not encouraging.
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