New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Monday, July 15, 2024
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The 1980s

A massive rock barrier is placed on the shoreline from the Lakefront Airport to Paris Road. This flood protective measure resulted in the destruction of shoreline seagrass which had, for centuries, helped filter pollutants and served as breeding and feeding ground for the lake's aquatic creatures.

This photo shows a set of stairs on the rock levee, which before Hurricane Georges, led to a camp.