Caernarvon Sector Gate 2017-05-10T11:49:22+00:00

In Saint Bernard

After Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a complex of flood control structures along the Mississippi River at Caernarvon in St. Bernard Parish. The new Caernarvon Complex includes a 56 foot-wide navigable sector gate at a height of 26 feet above sea level, floodwalls, and land based floodgates across Highway 39 and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. It ties the 23 miles of new floodwalls in St. Bernard Parish to the Mississippi River Levee at the southeast end of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS).

   

Operation & Maintenance

Once construction was completed in 2011, the Corps transferred responsibility of operation and maintenance to the Flood Protection Authority-East.

In Saint Bernard

After Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a complex of flood control structures along the Mississippi River at Caernarvon in St. Bernard Parish. The new Caernarvon Complex includes a 56 foot-wide navigable sector gate at a height of 26 feet above sea level, floodwalls, and land based floodgates across Highway 39 and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. It ties the 23 miles of new floodwalls in St. Bernard Parish to the Mississippi River Levee at the southeast end of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS).

   

Operation & Maintenance

Once construction was completed in 2011, the Corps transferred responsibility of operation and maintenance to the Flood Protection Authority-East.