Claiborne to Inner Harbor

Splitting drainage at the Gentilly Ridge means that runoff from the French Quarter, Treme, Seventh Ward, and Upper Ninth Ward will be diverted along the Claiborne Corridor into the Industrial Canal rather than flowing toward the lake as it does now. This diversion brings water into the Desire Parklands, a broad open area with the capacity to store and filter thousands of acre feet of runoff and also to drive reinvestment in surrounding areas such as the Industrial Canal edge. New pumps at the eastern edge of the Desire Parkland lift stormwater into the Inner Harbor, a new center for industry, innovation, and waterfront development.