Helicopter-Based Geophysical Reconnaissance of Levees: A Faster, Cost-Effective Tool for Assessing Their Risk
As with much of the nation's infrastructure, people are becoming more and more aware of the condition of levee systems in the United States. The media cast a spotlight on the New Orleans levee failures...

Paleoflood Analyses For Dam and Levee Safety Assessments: Was that Really the "500-Year Flood"?
What is paleoflood hydrology? How are paleofloods analyzed? What are common paleoflood results? What are the implications of paleoflood analyses?...

The Case for Tolerable Risk Guidelines to Manage Flood Risk: Nature Bats Last
Since ancient times, people have used levees to reduce flood risk. We have built over 30,000 miles of levees in the U.S., largely on the belief that levies will unconditionally protect people who live...

Multi-scale Health Assessment for Effective Levee Management
Researchers are working on developing a new health assessment framework with the potential to modernize our ability to monitor, manage, and ensure the safety of levees and other systems...

Smart Levees - Getting the Most out of Flood Barriers

What's in Your Levee?

Fast-Track Repairs of Critical Levee Erosion Sites

Geotechnical Evaluation of California Central Valley Urban Levees

So, You Live Behind a Levee!

Advancing the Practice of Levee Analysis

Levee Failure Mechanisms

Hurricane Protection System
This chapter discusses hurricane protection systems. Topics include standard project hurricane, levees and floodwalls, datums and elevations, and interior drainage and pump stations....

The Levees Fail
This chapter examines the failure of levees against storm forces and the flooding that ensued....

Contributing Factors
This chapter examines contributing factors of the hurricane protection system failures, including the underappreciated risk to New Orleans, a piecemeal implementation of the hurricane...

The 1953 Dike Failures in the Netherlands

Modeling the Reliability of New Orleans Levees

California's Levees at Risk

Special Report: Observations of a Broken System: New Orleans' Levees

The Creeping Storm
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....

Design Considerations for the North Railroad Alluvial Fan Levee System in Boulder City, Nevada
This paper presents a drainage study for a flood control levee system in Boulder City, Nevada. This levee system is located below an alluvial fan watershed and was proposed to protect...





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