WEST BANK & VICINITY (WBV) 72 – LEVEE REPAIRS
New Orleans, LA
November 2009 – February 2011
Zero OSHA Recordables
Following the extensive damage of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, legislation authorized and funded the reconstruction and improvement of the levee system in the New Orleans region. WBV 72 is part of the West Bank and Vicinity Hurricane Storm Damage and Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). WBV 72 is a clay levee located in St. Charles Parish and serves the system as a Lake Cataouatche Western Tie In Levee (or East-West Levee).
The WBV 72 construction was designed to add to the existing levee, but not directly on top. As in many of the other ongoing improvement projects, the design called for off-setting the new alignment behind the existing levee and building it taller and farther back.