Protecting New Orleans: Overview/Flood Control [Preview]
- Levees were too small and weak to hold back Hurricane Katrina's storm
surge. Much more robust systems have been proposed for all of
- Flood control structures already in place in the Netherlands, England
and elsewhere could help protect troubled deltas worldwide and also revive
vast, dying marshlands.
- Engineers must embrace greater scientific input when considering the
siting and construction of barriers--Input that might have mitigated
the Katrina disaster.