New Orleans' History and Geography

  • Mississippi Floods

    Mississippi River is recorded to flood in the spring.
  • Big Flood In New Orleans

    The flood inspired a bulwark-building campaign.
  • Levee System Created

    1850 was important because that is when engineers created the levee system.
  • Bonnet Carr

    When the Bonnet Carr was built in 1936, it was a big deal because it was a flood solution that actually worked.
  • 1973 Flood

    In 1973 there was the worst flood since 1927, which caused about $427 million dollars in damage.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    In 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. It was the greatest natural disaster in the U.S. and it put almost all of New Orleans underwater