NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Parks Service has rejected a push for historic registry status for parts of the New Orleans levees that breached during Hurricane Katrina.

The advocacy group Levees.Org has been trying for almost two years to get the sites placed on the National Register of Historic Places. They argued that the flooding that resulted from the breaches was the worst civil engineering disaster in the nation's history.

The Army Corps of Engineers was highly critical of the organization's nomination. A letter from the Parks Service is critical of the nomination for various reasons, among them, its reliance on a limited number of studies about the causes of the breaches.

The Parks Service said the nomination can be re-submitted and Levees.Org founder Sandy Rosenthal said Friday the organization will do so.
 

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One thought on “Katrina Flood Levees Won’t Get Historic Listing

  1. loycetate on said:

    That is a good opportunity to put those levees on the list it might help someone monitor there status. So keep up the effort Levee.org and gain support from the minorities and anyone that understands the significance of this nomination. It might provide future funding for its upkeep and monitoring. OBAMA 2012

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