David Wargo Gallery

A Walk In The Rain

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The late Leonard Huber tells us that on the lower Mississippi river, thirty-eight floods occurred between 1735 and 1871 and nine of these inundated New Orleans. New Orleans has the distinction of flood threat from river, lake, and rainfall. The founders were not unaware of the "topographical challenges" to their early settlement. But at fourteen feet above sea level, with a ridge of land along Bayou Sauvage connecting it to the lake and thence to the Gulf of Mexico, the site of the Vieux Carre looked promising in 1718. The annual average precipitation at New Orleans is 62.19 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is July with an average rainfall of 6.35 inches.