This past summer, the Army Corps of Engineers began construction in New Orleans of the world's largest water pump. According to Popular Science the $500 million West Closure Complex can pump 150,000 gallons of floodwater per second.

This past summer, the Army Corps of Engineers began construction in New Orleans of the world's largest water pump. According to Popular Science (www.PopSci.com) [click here], the $500 million West Closure Complex can pump 150,000 gallons of floodwater per second. "This station is designed to withstand almost everything," said Tim Connell, project manager with the Corps.