The Lakeview neighborhood was the section of New Orleans most affected as a result of the 17th Street Canal breach. The water at the downtown, lake corner of Canal Boulevard (red dot), at Harrison Avenue, reached as high as 8.5 feet after Katrina.

Click on the RED DOT for a closer view of the present-day site of the Robert E. Smith Regional Library (still closed after the flood, with a bookmobile parked outside to serve area citizens).
Click on the BLUE DOT for a closer view of the Sunken Gardens on the Canal Boulevard neutral ground.

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