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Good overview of some of the issues with rebuilding the levy system.

If you read nothing else, read the last three paragraphs of the interview.

1 posted on 05/21/2006 10:31:14 AM PDT by FreedomPoster
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I never had any real emotions about NO before the hurricane and I still don't. I feel that it's more of a stick to beat Bush with than a real cleanup project.
2 posted on 05/21/2006 10:43:07 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Labs Rules! Brilliant!)
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Most of the residents of the Gulf coast and anyone in construction, much less engineers, knows you don't build in a hole next to the water.

Yet it continues there and on the barrier islands all along the coast. And they wonder why the destruction totals increase every year?

3 posted on 05/21/2006 10:44:59 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Viva la Migra!)
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An excellent post. Some realistic talk about an unsolvable problem. This guy is actually addressing the problems that exist instead of being off in some dreamland.

Thanks.


4 posted on 05/21/2006 10:49:57 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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Why weren't the levees improved in 40 years?

That's easy.
It's because the only "Hurricane" many Louisiana politicians
(and their voters) were concerned about...was the one in the tall glass
they were holding.
5 posted on 05/21/2006 10:57:46 AM PDT by VOA
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50,000 refrigerators...


6 posted on 05/21/2006 11:00:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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I disagree with none of this analysis
I lived in New Orleans for 8 years and the
statements ring true

Leave it to an Engineer to give a clear and concise analysis
of an intrinsically difficult question

Words of Wisdom

What one must do inevitably, one must do immediately.
Winston Churchill

7 posted on 05/21/2006 11:29:36 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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Good overview of some of the issues with rebuilding the levy system.

The professor totally ignored one crucial factor:

New Orleans is ......... still sinking as much as one inch per year. Much of the city could be 18 feet below sea level by the end of the century

In a city that does not have the common sense to evacuate (as the Florida Keys are evacuated before every hurricane), a rebuilding would only make possible a future catastrophe of Biblical proportions.


10 posted on 05/21/2006 12:25:24 PM PDT by Polybius
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