On Monday, April 6, 2020, the Levees.org website attained the magic number – one million views!
Created on December 3, 2005, the site was originally intended as an educational tool to help the national population understand that the flooding of New Orleans in August 2005 is due to federal levee building mistakes on the part of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The website is the go-to for all kinds of information about levee safety and flooding.
For example, after Hurricane Harvey, a levee board member from Fort Bend County Texas requested a high-resolution copy of Levees.org’s levee county map.
“It was a great presentation of the levee system in the US”, he explained.
Levees.org is the only website that hosts every major levee study including the Army Corps of Engineers’ IPET study. (The Army Corps quietly removed the IPET from its website last year.)
Stanford Rosenthal, founder Sandy Rosenthal’s son, the original website designer at just 15 years old, said this about the milestone.
“It’s rewarding to see the site continue to attract steady traffic nearly fifteen years later.”