Contributing Factors

Hurricane Katrina External Review Panel of ASCE

Part of: The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: What Went Wrong and Why


This chapter examines contributing factors of the hurricane protection system failures, including the underappreciated risk to New Orleans, a piecemeal implementation of the hurricane protection system, and inadequately designed levees.

Subject Headings: Protective structures | Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones | Levees and dikes | Hydraulic design | Failure analysis | Dam failures


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