By Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2006 -- Restoration
of the flood protection system in New Orleans is on track and by June 1
will be equal to or better than it was before Hurricane Katrina, the Army
general in charge of the program said here yesterday.
To date, 100 of the 169 damaged miles
of levee have been repaired, and 85 percent of pumping capacity is restored,
Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander and chief of engineers, Army Corps of Engineers,
said at a White House news conference.
In meeting President Bush's June 1 commitment,