“Chances are, we're going to break a levee before we reach those flows. We haven't seen levels like this since 1997, and these are significant levels on the lower San Joaquin River.”
“There could be a ring levee around some outside communities that are not behind the big barrier that we are looking at. In some cases, maybe people should be relocated.”
“there would be overflow from the levee, maybe a small break in the levee. The collapse of a significant portion of the levee leading to the very fast flooding of the city was not envisioned.”
“There is an eaglet. I was out there (Wednesday) afternoon, and I saw it from the top of the levee with a spotting scope. I saw the head of one; it popped up, and (the adults) were feeding it.”
“I've been told my house was fine - until the levee broke, ... That's when I got 2 or 3 feet of water in the first floor. ... I haven't seen how bad it is yet. I'm not looking forward to it.”
“We're doing repairs on the breaches, but there are many, many, many miles of levee that we don't have any idea of.”
Ivor van Heerden
“If we don't undertake the levee reconstruction and coastal restoration, we're just leaving New Orleans more vulnerable than it was before.”
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