Title

Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the Mississippi River Delta Flood-Protection System after Hurricane Katrina

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1067084X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 U.S. Geological Survey, All rights reserved.

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