New Orleans' Rebuilt Levees "Riddled With Flaws"
Joel K. Bourne, Senior Editor–Environment, National Geographic Magazine
for National Geographic News
May 6, 2007
Almost a year ago the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declared that it had restored New Orleans' levees and floodwalls to pre-Hurricane Katrina strength.
But the system is actually riddled with flaws, and a storm even weaker than Katrina could breach the levees if it hit this year, say leading experts who have investigated the system.
[National Geographic took a look for themselves. Go see what they've found.]
So raise your hands if you're at all surprised by this piece of news. Come on now. Don't be shy.