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Press Release 06-088
Researchers Release Draft Final Report on New Orleans Levees

700-page report suggests mechanisms for levee failures

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Geotechnical engineers inspect a portion of the floodwall along the Industrial Canal.

American Society of Civil Engineers geotechnical-team members inspect a portion of the floodwall along the Industrial Canal that was overtopped and flattened by Katrina's storm surge. The storm's force shattered much of the concrete wall that topped the steel pilings.

Credit: Rune Storesund photos


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Researchers have suggested multiple mechanisms for failure of New Orleans levees.

University of California, Berkeley, researchers and their colleagues have suggested multiple mechanisms for the failure of New Orleans levees.

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation


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Still from levee animation showing 465-foot breach.

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This animation shows how the researchers suggest the 17th Street levee failed.

Credit: Trent Schindler, National Science Foundation

 



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