The Creeping Stormby Greg Brouwer, Associate Editor;
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 6, Pg. 46-55
Document Type: Feature article
During the past 40 years the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spent nearly a billion dollars constructing a barrier around the low-lying city of New Orleans to protect it from hurricanes. But is the system of levees high enough? And can any defense ultimately protect a city that is perpetually sinking—in some areas at a rate of half an inch per year?
Subject Headings: Creep | Storms | Urban areas | Hurricanes and typhoons | Levees and dikes | Federal government | North America | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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