Founder Rosenthal on 300 yard spillway at Army Corps Headquarters on Mississippi River
UPDATE: New Orleans was spared a super-high river event because Tropical Storm Barry failed to organize quickly. But the question remains: why is there a 300-yard plus gap in the Mississippi River levee at the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters? According to the National Levee Data Base, there is a 300-yard plus gap in the Mississippi River levee at the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters on Leake Avenue. On Thursday, July 11, 2019, founder Sandy Rosenthal spoke to CBS Evening News about the danger this gap posed to the nearby Black Pearl neighborhood and to the main basin of New Orleans.