The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday closed the last floodgates on Louisiana's Bonnet Carre Spillway, which was opened May 9 to prevent the Mississippi River from flooding New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Two Missouri River levees broke Monday along the swollen Missouri River near the Iowa-Missouri border, a local official and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
Pedestrians and bicyclists were allowed back on a Mississippi River levee in Baton Rouge, one of two developments Saturday that showed the flooding crisis in Louisiana was easing.
Record-breaking flooding along the Missouri River is putting levees and residents to the test, including an Iowa city that hopes an emergency embankment will do the job if a nearby levee fails.
Dramatic satellite images show large deposits of sediment in coastal Louisiana, the receiving end of the massive flooding on the Mississippi River.
Flooding is allowing gators to roam far from home, meaning big business for gator hunters. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
Federal authorities began closing portions of central Louisiana's Morganza Spillway as the swollen Mississippi River receded Wednesday, reducing the need to divert water down another waterway.
More than $2 billion worth of residential properties face potential flood damage from the opening of the Morganza Spillway in Louisiana, according to a new study.
CNN's Martin Savidge reports from Mississippi on how diverted flood waters are washing towns away.
Please don't feed the animals. Or touch them. Or do anything to keep them from crossing levees to escape rising floodwaters.
Large containers stacked two and three high Tuesday surrounded riverfront properties in Vidalia, Louisiana, Tuesday as residents and officials tried to counter flooding from the rising Mississippi.
Mandatory evacuations begin in low-lying areas of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
The Morganza spillway is opened to ease the swollen Mississippi and avoid damage downstream. CNN's Barbara Hall reports.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the first of potentially several bays of the Morganza spillway on Saturday afternoon, a move intended to spare some areas from severe flooding while redirecting water into others.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Saturday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday.
Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana, already urged to evacuate, late Thursday awaited a formal decision on whether a spillway will be opened, sending millions of gallons of floodwaters their way.
European tourists at Graceland are horrified by the smell of sewage wafting all over the city. WPTY reports.
Resilience got Louisianans through what's known as the Flood of 1973, and it will again, says everyone from the governor to local residents once again facing the threat of floods.
Andrew Fahlund of American Rivers talks about environmental techniques that can ease reliance on levees during floods.
Baton Rouge braces for a massive flood if a spillway opens. WBRZ reports.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday opened the Bonnet Carré Spillway for the 10th time since 1932. This 7,000-foot structure of gates on the east bank of the Mississippi River, 30 miles above New Orleans, relieves pressure on levees protecting the city by shunting river water into nearby Lake Pontchartrain.
A spillway has been opened upriver from New Orleans to prevent the city from flooding, but in Memphis the damage is done
Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana are as diverse as the unique waterways that course through the heart of Cajun country.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells residents not to panic as rivers swell.
People up and down the Mississippi River could feel the effects from this week's epic flooding long after the water recedes.
Memphis is on high alert as the Mississippi River continues to rise. CNN's Holly Firfer reports.
Waging war against historic flooding in eight Midwestern and Southern states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway north of New Orleans on Monday in an effort to calm the rising Mississippi River.
Bright skies over Memphis, Tennessee, belied a potential disaster Sunday as a surge of fast-moving water threatened the city and many other communities along the Mississippi River.
Residents of areas around Memphis, Tennessee, prepare for near-record Mississippi flooding. Barbara Hall reports
Rising waters on the Mississippi River is causing flood levels of historic proportions across the Midwest.
CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on rising waters from a breached levee in Missouri and fears of flooding across the Midwest.
Persistent, heavy rains have helped swell the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to the highest levels ever recorded, said an Army Corps of Engineers official Sunday.
The oil and gas industry is reeling from attacks on what it considers one of its most important technologies -- fracking.
As President Obama is set to take stock of the nation during his State of the Union address Tuesday, a civil engineers group gives the U.S. transportation system low grades.
CNN's Tom Foreman looks into the state of the U.S. transportation infrastructure ahead of President Obama's address.
A water main breaks in the U.S. every two minutes. Alison Kosik looks at what is -- and isn't -- being done about it.
Anita Kramer had no idea that a 72-inch water main in her Maryland neighborhood was a ticking time bomb that was about to flood her home and ruin many of her most cherished possessions.
Five categories of U.S. infrastructure received a grade of D minus in 2009 from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Every few years, market chatter about a coming wave of privatizations swells into a sea of noise and anticipation. Inevitably, the wave crashes, and private investors are usually foiled in their attempts to buy bridges and roads from states and municipalities. The details may change, but the basic theme stays the same: politicians realize that selling a toll road to Blackstone is no way to get re-elected.
It's a sobering fact: Earthquakes alone don't kill people; collapsed buildings do.
U.S. Geological Survey's Mike Blanpied says Chile's modern infrastructure saved the country from complete devastation.
Contaminated and polluted water now kills more people than all forms of violence including wars, according to a United Nations report released Monday that calls for turning unsanitary wastewater into an environmentally safe economic resource.
March 22 is World Water Day, marking awareness for the need of safe drinking water for all.
Lots of people, especially those trying to battle high utility bills, believe in energy-efficient homebuilding.
Reginald DesRoches is deploying to Haiti to tag key infrastructure buildings with red, yellow and green markers -- designations on whether they're still usable.
Not everyone was happy to see the arrival of U.S. troops into Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
The rubble that blankets much of Port-au-Prince delivers the deadly verdict on decades of inadequate construction in my home nation.
The energy generated by the January 13 earthquake in Haiti was larger than that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
Joe Marshall was cruising across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge when a piece of steel and a giant cable crashed down.
The word "infrastructure" was once used mainly by SAT tutors and civil engineers, but now it's this year's hot investing theme.
America's civil engineers think the nation's aging and rusty infrastructure is just not making the grade.
The economy isn't the only thing falling apart in the United States.
A steady stream of motorists crossed the new Interstate 35W "smart bridge" as it opened early Thursday, a little more than a year after the old one collapsed into the Mississippi River and killed 13 people
The first cars travel over the new I-35 bridge in Minneapolis, a little over a year after the previous one collapsed.
Efforts to bolster a private New Orleans-area levee that had been in danger of failing because of Hurricane Gustav appeared to be working Monday night, the president of a parish said.
CNN's Campbell Brown talks to Lt. Gen. Russel Honore about concerns relating to Gustav's impact.
As another storm heads its way, New Orleans is still vulnerable -- but not quite as vulnerable as it was before Katrina
The Mississippi River claimed new tracts of farmland overnight north of St. Louis, Missouri, as officials warned that the swollen river could breach four or five more levees Thursday around the Gateway City.
Water spilled over two levees on the Mississippi River on Wednesday, bringing the number of levees compromised in recent Midwest floods to 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
As southeastern Iowa and other parts of the Midwest prepared for the Mississippi River's wrath, the rest of Iowa began the slow move from protection to cleanup
Authorities expected water to begin draining Thursday from a lake created by last month's devastating earthquake in southwestern China.
Authorities in southwestern China watched nervously Wednesday as rising water behind an earthquake-created dam neared a spillway designed to relieve pressure on it.
The first thing you notice about this small town in China's quake-devastated Sichuan province is that every building is standing except one: the primary school.
Wrenching scenes of survivors being dug out of collapsed schools and apartments after this week's earthquake in central China suggest widespread disregard for building codes in the rapidly urbanizing region, observers said Wednesday.
CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports on efforts to fix dangerous cracks in China's Zipingpu dam.
A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina
A federal judge has thrown out a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the failure of levees in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
At dawn, under the belly of a wrought-iron bridge, 12-year-old Somnath Dantoso drops a dumbbell-shaped magnet from his makeshift raft into New Delhi's Yamuna River. It is a routine he has followed ...
The victims came to Virginia Tech from different backgrounds and different continents.
The family of a woman killed by a falling concrete ceiling panel in a Boston Big Dig tunnel said Wednesday they have filed a lawsuit alleging that the project's builders put cost savings over safety.
The catastrophe caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans could happen again unless the city's hurricane protection system is massively overhauled, an engineering panel said Friday.
The president of the Clinton, Missouri, Elks Lodge was killed when an aging building collapsed around him as he prepared for a meeting Monday night.
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Parts of New Orleans sank rapidly in the three years leading up to Hurricane Katrina, which might have made the already low-lying city even more vulnerable, a new study found.
With the hurricane season just days away, officials in New Orleans and across Louisiana are revising emergency plans, fortifying the levee system and preparing residents for the worst.
Massive floodgates designed to better protect the heart of New Orleans from the type of storm surges that breached levees during Hurricane Katrina may not be installed until July, more than a month after hurricane season starts, a top Army official said Friday.
During a tour of the hurricane-damaged Gulf Coast, President Bush on Wednesday pressed Congress to pass a proposal that would reimburse up to $150,000 to each Louisiana homeowner who lost a residence to Katrina.
They still love to party in New Orleans. It's just that lately the laughs come kind of hard. The Mardi Gras season that wraps up this week will have consisted of just eight days of parades and whatever gamy fun goes with them. In most years, it goes on for 12. Marching bands have been in short supply, their members still scattered to Houston and Atlanta. The crowds along the parade routes have been sparser too. On the bright side, that has made it easier to score the strands of colored beads flung by people on parade floats. Hustle, and you could grab 50 or so in just a few hours. Making the most of misfortune -- that's a very New Orleans thing to do.
Finger-pointing that began after Hurricane Katrina over who was responsible for maintaining the levees in New Orleans continued at a Senate hearing Thursday.
In an effort to ensure the levee breaches that put much of New Orleans, Louisiana, underwater after Hurricane Katrina don't happen again, the Bush administration announced Thursday it will spend $3.1 billion to repair the system and make it "stronger than it ever has been."
Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed devastated many homes, buildings and, in some cases, entire neighborhoods, leaving residents and government officials to decide whether -- and how -- to rebuild.
As New Orleans residents begin the painstaking task of rebuilding their hurricane-ravaged city, many wonder: What will the new New Orleans be like?
(CNN) -- No deaths from Hurricane Rita have been reported in Louisiana or Texas, but early damage assessments are emerging as emergency officials enter affected areas.
In New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers was repairing levees damaged by Hurricane Katrina, which struck the city on August 29 and caused massive flooding.
The levee system in New Orleans is getting global attention because of the breaks caused by Hurricane Katrina, and now Hurricane Rita. And some engineers say those two disasters should prompt a new look at critical infrastructure.
Metropolitan New Orleans was included in a tropical storm warning Thursday, as the Army Corps of Engineers fretted over how much rain the city's fragile levees could take.
New Orleans, which flooded when many of the levees and flood walls protecting the city failed after Hurricane Katrina, is mostly drained, an Army colonel told CNN on Tuesday night.
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Katrina ruptured New Orleans' levees, turning most of the city into a lake as deep as 20 feet in places, officials said water was draining much faster than expected.
Defending the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff argued Saturday that government planners did not predict such a disaster ever could occur.
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