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N.O. levee system built with guidelines

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A new report finds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the New Orleans area levee system with appropriate guidelines and was generally justified when it sought waivers from those guidelines.

The Water Institute of the Gulf released the report Wednesday as the state and local entities continue to take over operation and maintenance of the system.

The Water Institute set up a six-member expert panel from around the country to evaluate the guidelines used to build the risk reduction system and four waivers to that design.

The waivers included resiliency design checks for the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, steel pile corrosion protection, use of spiral welded pipe for foundations and deflections of proposed Inner Harbor Navigation Canal floodwall.

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