The gates take about 50 minutes to close and, once closed, the Corps can begin pumping water from the canal into the lake.
"The interim control structures along the lakefront have significantly reduced the risk of flooding from hurricanes," said Col. Fleming. "The Corps continually rehearses the operation of the structures and we are confident that they will continue to perform as designed, just as they did during Hurrican es Gustav and Ike in 2008."
The Corps’ pumps at London Avenue have a maximum combined capacity of 5,200 cubic feet per second at the London Ave. Canal.
We work closely with the Sewerage & Water Board to maximize their drainage capacity while ensuring public safety.