Levees.org wondered how the post Katrina Levee Authorities were doing in maintaining the levees. So the group filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to find out.
It turns out all of the local districts under the new Regional Levee Authorities have been getting grades of ‘minimally acceptable’ ever since Katrina.
That’s worse than the fifty years before the levees failed in 2005.
The Army Corps of Engineers is required to make the data publicly available. To our knowledge, the corps did not. So we brought this issue to the attention of David Hammer with WWL TV Channel 4.
Apparently, the only way the citizen at large can find out these grades is by going the corps’ website and navigating the hard-to-use system.
Click here for the full story by WWL TV Channel 4.