A key function of those overlapping communications grids will be to monitor water levels, making sure they don't exceed the "safe" level established for each channel: a maximum 6 feet of surge at the 17th Street Canal, 4 feet at London and 8 feet at Orleans.Probably because I believe Matt McBride over the ACoE. What's Matt got to hide?
Depth is a critical consideration. Flow rate is another. When the gates are closed, the huge pumps nearer the city's heart must not outpace the smaller temporary pumps the corps is installing to move water from the canal mouths out into Lake Pontchartrain. The canal floodwalls might not tolerate the pressure of water churning for hours on end, engineers said. (emphasis mine)
Tools of the modern engineer - Work is still kinda slow for me, but that's also been giving me extra time to ponder how to go about completing good quality engineering work in an efficie...
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