SWBNO Pulls 370 Tons of Debris From Canal (Including Another Car)/Big Easy Magazine/Jenn Bentley
On August 20, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) discovered the underground canal at the intersection of the Lafitte Greenway and Jefferson Davis Parkway was clogged with debris, including an overturned car. While the flow of water was not completely impeded, the utility does believe that this, in part, contributed to overtopping at this location, and led to street flooding in many areas of the city in July.
Today, the SWBNO removed more than 370 tons of debris from a nearly three-mile stretch of that canal – including a second car. According to WWLTV, the city estimated that the debris would cover 22,000 cubic yards.