National Geographic : 2007 Aug
DRAINED SWAMPLAND in Orleans Parish, including New Orleans East and areas between Lake Pontchartrain and the high ground to the south, flooded extensively after Katrina when canal levees failed. London Avenue Canal I 0 O O 0 O0 O:O e FRENCH QUARTER ;h _ water ay Gulf Intracoastal THE LOWER NINTWV RD AND ST. BERNA PARH were hea'vilYf.oded after Ktrina breached levees along MRGO and ( the Irndustrial Canal. Rebuilding . has teen limited. / Lake Bor gne / Below Sea Level ORLEANS PARISH AND ST. BERNARD PARISH POPULATION Thousands of people 9R9n15in5 O COq/ONEAvE LOWER NINTH C WARD / ,/^ HIGH GROUND in Orleans Parish includes the city's historic heart. These areas experienced less damage than other parts of the city after Katrina and remain its least vulnerable-parts. , o@o .: A *'4 Q4X 4t More than 32,000 people still live ten feet or more below sea level. I Sea leve -1 ft -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10 -11 -12 -13 -14 -15 BUILDING PERMITS Thousands of addresses 51015 I Roug, II perm, Been Z addre E betw Sbetlevel S _I below 3___ GARDEN DISTRICT hly 120,000 its have issued for esses een sea and ten feet / sea level.