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Climate Change, Coastal Flooding, & the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne Surge Barrier (IHNC-LBSB)

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^Map of the IHNC Lake Borgne Surge Barrier – Image Courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/PAO/FactSheets/IHNC-LakeBorgneSurgeBarrier.pdf

A Monumental Engineering Marvel

Located in the vicinity of and across the confluence of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), is the 1.8 mile long Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne Surge Barrier (IHNC-LBSB).

Built in response to the carnage unleashed by Hurricane Katrina, the purpose of this barrier, lying about 12 miles east of downtown New Orleans, is to protect parts of New Orleans from the deleterious effects of a storm surge.

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