Essay California Department Of Parks And Recreation

764 Words Nov 5th, 2015 4 Pages
Hurricane Katrina levee’s along the Mississippi River were essentially sturdy and strong; however, the levee constructed to hold back Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain, and the waterlogged swamps and marshes to the city’s west and east were less reliable. Since Hurricane Katrina, it has let other states to observe, verify, and inspect their flood control systems and implanting this catastrophic event if it happened in their cities. Sacramento has implemented and introduces an overhauling flood management plan that is costly, but has shown many benefits and insures safety for the citizens. The Folsom dam was completed by Engineers from the United Sates Army Corps in 1956 creating the Folsom lake in the process. Based on the California Department of Parks and Recreation, this concrete gravity dam is located on the American River in the United States about 25 miles northeast of Sacramento. Besides flood protection, it has provided irrigation and hydroelectric power. For the most part, the Folsom dam has proven to be efficient due to the many scenarios it has provided protection from floods. The dam is estimated to have saved roughly $438 million in flood damage and resulting pay for the cost of its construction, $81.5 million. Although it did have a spillway gate broken open, the repair was only 20 million with no deaths being resulted leading to the project to still be a success. Sacramento has introduced a method to control floods more at ease known as The Folsom Dam…

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