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17th Street Canal

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New canal pump stations in New Orleans ready as Hurricane season begins

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Edwards, Cantrell tour 17th Street Canal pump station

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17th Street Canal Floodwall

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Hurricane Barry: Current conditions at 17th Street Canal

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The 17th Street Canal is the largest and most important drainage canal in the city of New Orleans. Operating with Pump Station 6, It moves water into Lake Pontchartrain. The canal, along with the Orleans Canal and the London Avenue Canal, form the New Orleans Outfall Canals. The 17th Street Canal forms a significant portion of the boundary between the city of New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana. The canal has also been known as the Metairie Outlet Canal and the Upperline Canal.
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