Uptown to Bucktown

The Garden District, Central City, Hollygrove, and Lakeview may seem to have little in common, but are bound together by shared lines of water infrastructure. The rain that falls on Uptown Streets in backslope neighborhoods flows toward the bowl of New Orleans, which is drained by the Palmetto Canal. This critical channel fills to the brim with every heavy rain and brings that water into the 17th Street Canal, joining there the water that drains from Hollygrove and Hoey’s Basin into the Monticello Canal, which follows the parish line into the 17th Street Canal. In the lowlands, stormwater from Lakeview, too, joins the rush of water towards the lake.