Tag: new orleans

Flood damage after Katrina could have been prevented, S&T expert says

Posted by on August 24, 2015

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A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.

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New Orleans’ levee system failure after Katrina has mistaken culprit

Posted by on May 27, 2015

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A Missouri University of Science and Technology professor has defined the elements that led to the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and has established a clear sense of responsibility in the levee system’s failure.

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Why are we losing Louisiana?

Posted by on October 15, 2007

The Mississippi Delta region was losing land long before Hurricane Katrina came ashore. But the correlation between land loss and the risk of flooding in the region is now more evident than ever.         

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UMR researchers find arsenic, lead in New Orleans’ sediment

Posted by on July 13, 2007

A recent report from researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla says the team found concentrations of leachable arsenic and lead in excess of drinking water standards in a number of sediment and soil samples it collected from New Orleans’ parishes in 2005.

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UMR students take top prize in ASCE Geo-Congress 2006

Posted by on March 6, 2006

A team from the University of Missouri-Rolla finished in first place at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Information Mining and Geotechnical Site Characterization Design competition held Feb. 26. The competition was held during ASCE Geo-Institute’s Geo-Congress 2006, a national conference that focused on “Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age.”

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Gravity played role in New Orleans’ bridge failures

Posted by on November 28, 2005

Sir Isaac Newton did a number on the Interstate 10 bridges in New Orleans, according to a team of researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla that helped document some of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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