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  1. A levee is keeping back water. They know it's going to burst... to a certain height because the engineers who designed the levee did so for it to resist a certain amount of pressure, not more. Also, they...

    3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 11/11/2011

  2. The dams and levees each have different effects. Dams capture... that sea level is rising. Levees create a different problem. Many levees have...

    2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 12/12/2010

  3. ...: The main purpose of an artificial levee is to prevent flooding of the adjoining...emergency bank is added on top of an existing levee it is known as a cradge. Levees...

    5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 15/02/2010

  4. Unfortunately, the rebuilt levees might or might not hold in another major hurricane. ... have altered. When the levees were originally built, the delta was...

    15 Answers · Politics & Government · 24/05/2008

  5. The levees in New Orleans keep the water out of a large area that is below...many miles. It is much more expensive to make a very long system of levees that is not very high compared to a short but much higher levee...

    3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 04/09/2008

  6. ... are natural features and levees are mainly man made. When a river...there is an advancing flood. These levees are not very good and can be breached by...

    6 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 19/02/2009

  7. A levee is a raised river bank. People usually mean artificial levees when they use the word but there are natural levees as well. Levees are used to mitigate flood risk in areas...

    5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 04/12/2009

  8. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts HBO... Airings: When the Levees Broke - Acts III & IV, HBOP Aug 23 12...

    5 Answers · Entertainment & Music · 14/10/2006

  9. Levees that are designed to be intentionally failed in extreme flood ...way through in a generally predictable way. This is the case with the levee in Missouri near the Cairo confluence that was intentionally ...

    2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 04/05/2011

  10. Natural levees permit a river to overflow into adjacent flat lands that are at a ...a 100 year period, based on previous experience. Building up the natural levee with stone and concrete prevents flooding of adjacent terrain that would...

    6 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 26/01/2007

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