This reminds me of that light bulb joke

Posted: May 23, 2008 in Headlines

How many government employees (Army Corps of Engineers) does it take to fix a levee?

Apparently the folks down in New Orleans are still trying to figure that one out.


AP: New Orleans levee leaking again; vulnerable to storm

With the year’s official hurricane season set to start June 1, The Associated Press reports that a New Orleans levee that broke during Katrina and was repaired is leaking again — because the city is built on soft ground.

Seepage has occurred at the 17th Street Canal in the Lakeview district, and engineers say the problem afflicts other levess, which could fail during a storm.

The Army Corps of Engineers is downplaying the seepage but analyzing the wet spots. (more…)


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