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Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the Mississippi River Delta Flood-Protection System after Hurricane Katrina
US Geological Survey Circular
  • Ronaldo Luna, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • David A. Summers, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • David J. Hoffman
  • J. David Rogers, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Adam F. Sevi
  • Emitt C. Witt
Abstract

This article presents the post-Hurricane Katrina conditions of the flood-protection system of levees and floodwalls that failed in the environs of the Mississippi River Delta and New Orleans, La. Damage conditions and suggested mechanisms of failure are presented from the geotechnical point of view.

Department(s)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Second Department
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Third Department
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Geographic Coverage
New Orleans, Louisiana
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2007 U.S. Geological Survey, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Disciplines
Citation Information
Ronaldo Luna, David A. Summers, David J. Hoffman, J. David Rogers, et al.. "Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the Mississippi River Delta Flood-Protection System after Hurricane Katrina" US Geological Survey Circular Iss. 1306 (2007) p. 27 - 34 ISSN: 1067-084X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/j-rogers/26/