Setting a Precedent: The Levee System
Other areas may be interested in using our idea of moveable gates to control water flow, either on canals or on larger bodies of water. Sluice gates are an effective method of controlling water flow because they can be left open in normal circumstances to let regular processes proceed, but if extreme threats or conditions are present, they can be manipulated to protect an area from storm surges.
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They can also look up to our maintenance, monitoring, and governance system as an example to base their own after. Flood protection needs to be constantly on the minds of the residents and governments of susceptible areas, even after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina is forgotten. Any slacking or corner-cutting in the system could come at a huge price of lives and destruction.