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.
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.
posted on 05/21/2006 10:43:07 AM PDT
(Labs Rules! Brilliant!)
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?
posted on 05/21/2006 10:44:59 AM PDT
(Viva la Migra!)
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.
posted on 05/21/2006 10:49:57 AM PDT
by Ole Okie
Why weren't the levees improved in 40 years?
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.
posted on 05/21/2006 10:57:46 AM PDT
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.
posted on 05/21/2006 12:25:24 PM PDT
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