K-lines: Measuring the height of the storm surge

Here are photographs of blue lines that the city’s Public Works Department has painted on more than 70 utility poles in various areas of the city. The K-lines — originally painted in 2007 and expanded in 2010 — show the highwater marks of the Katrina storm surge.Click on individual images to enlarge. Photos created June 2010. To see the complete list of K-line locations, enter “highwater marks” in the search engine at biloxi.ms.us.