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  • n. Plural form of floodwall.

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Examples

  • Just as the veteran engineers predicted, those phoney "floodwalls" collapsed after Katrina had passed, flooding the city.

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  • When the engineers of the Sewage & Water Board protested that the "floodwalls" the Corps of "Engineers" (?) wanted to build along the drainage canals (which meant graft for Slimy Sidney) would never hold, Barthelemy got rid of them.

    A Few More Words About Politics and Targets

  • The multi-decade project included the construction and enlargement of levees, as well as improving other protections such as floodwalls, including those along the 17th Street Canal.

    Making the Case for Willful Neglect

  • A 350-mile defense system of levees, floodwalls, surge barriers and floodgates will be completed in June 2011 after less than four years.

    Fighting Back the Waves

  • Earlier in the week, the Coast Guard briefly closed a 15-mile span of the river near Natchez because of the current and concerns that the wakes from passing vessels would put pressure on floodwalls protecting communities.

    Out-of-control barges on Mississippi hit bridge

  • Engineers blew up a levee in Missouri — inundating an estimated 200 square miles of farmland and damaging or destroying about 100 homes — to take the pressure off floodwalls protecting the town of Cairo, Illinois, population 2,800.

    As water creeps closer, residents warned: Get out

  • The Army Corps of Engineers has spent $13 billion to fortify cities with floodwalls and carve out overflow basins and ponds — a departure from the "levees-only" strategy that led to the 1927 calamity.

    Some Kentucky residents return to homes near Mississippi River

  • The Army Corps of Engineers this week blew a giant hole in a Missouri levee to relieve pressure on floodwalls facing record water levels at the confluence of the Ohio and the Mississippi rivers.

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  • Since the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, a disaster that killed hundreds, Congress has made protecting the cities on the lower Mississippi a priority, spending billions to fortify cities with floodwalls and carve out overflow basins and ponds — a departure from the "levees-only" strategy that led to the 1927 disaster.

    Memphis Evacuations Rise Amid Threat From River

  • Her finding, supported by an independent engineer reporting to the US Office of Special Counsel, is that those pumps will fail in a hurricane situation, leading the rainwater to rise in the canals above the new, low "safe" level, at which point the old defective floodwalls, never fixed, may fail again.

    Harry Shearer: "Katrina" Plus Six

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