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One 45’ hi-cube intermodal shipping container can hold a gross weight of 55,559 lbs. A gallon of water weighs 8.35 lbs. thus one hi-cube shipping container could hold about 6,653 gallons of water. Filled with flood water, the shipping container would make a robust, unerodable building block. A single-level levee of 5,632 hi-cube shipping containers could hold 37,469,696 gallons of water. This water alone, once containerized, could then help establish a Crude Water Network whereby the water could be shipped to a treatment facility making it usable for human consumption. Covering the shipping containers with dirt and planting mangrove trees would also aid in maintaining greater soil integrity to limit erosion.