"U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Funding Shortfall Jeopardizes New Orleans Flood Control"
From the attached U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fact Sheet, March 2005:
In authorizing the project, Congress expressed intent to have the critical flood control work accomplished as quickly as possible. The current budget funding for FY 2006 will prevent the award of contracts. This will significantly increase the cost of the project, delay project completion and delay project benefits.