Investigators Release Preliminary Findings of Levee Failures at Senate Hearing


Subject:
Hurricane Katrina , Flood Control and Levee Management

Description:
Article about how "many of the New Orleans levee and floodwall failures in the wake of Hurricane Katrina occurred at weak-link junctions where different levee or wall sections joined together, according to a preliminary report released [in November, 2005] by independent investigators from the University of California, Berkeley, and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)." Includes links to the Senate testimony and the full report. From the University of California, Berkeley.

Creator:
Yang, Sarah

Publisher:
UC Regents

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/11/02_levee.shtml


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