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: Hurricanes and typhoons | Protective structures | Dam failures | Failure analysis | Risk management | Hydraulic design | Levees and dikes | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States


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