Monday, July 17, 2006

Popular Science: New Orleans: Not Quite Stormproof

Popular Science has a nice animation that goes along with their article detailing the ills that possibly await New Orleans (empahis added):

...One startling finding, revealed in a 6,000-page tome released in June, is that nearly two thirds of the flooding could have been prevented had the Corps simply fortified the weak soil conditions that ultimately caused the levees to collapse. Since then, the Corps has installed “T-walls” around the levees that will bolster them against smaller storms, yet its long-term defense plan for Katrina-style nightmares, illustrated here, could be at least another decade, and potentially billions of dollars, away from completion...

(HT: Wizbang)

Related: Where's the national debate on rebuilding flood-prone areas?



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