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A Billion Dollars Later, New Orleans Still at Risk
NEW ORLEANS — Six inches.
After two years and more than a billion dollars spent by the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild New Orleans’s hurricane protection system, that is how much the water level is likely to be reduced if a big 1-in-100 flood hits Leah Pratcher’s Gentilly neighborhood.
The New York Times 8/17/2007