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artificial crevasse

[Before the 1928 Flood Control Act, the Mississippi River flood control plan consisted of two basic elements: levees and outlets.  Earthern levees would hold the water back.  When necessary, outlets would be utilized to divert flood waters.  In an emergency, more levees could be created with sandbags; more outlets could be created by blowing levees up.  Here, a levee is dynamited to create an artificial crevasse — a crack or breach in a levee or dike — at Caernarvon, Louisiana, reducing pressure on levees in New Orleans.]

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  1. […] point.  That point is called a crevasse.  (As mentioned previously, crevasses can also be created intentionally to produce emergency […]