please review the following materials overview of hurricane katrina and its aftermath chapter 2 posted on canvas geology of the new orleans regions chapter 3 posted on canvas history of the new orleans flood protection system chapter 4 post


The geology underlying New Orleans is very complex due to both natural and man-made processes.The Mississippi river is the most dominant natural feature shaping the geology of

New Orleans

. Land subsidence and sea level rise are the supporting natural processes. Settlement and erosion characteristics of the sediments were altered by the manmade processes of urbanization and dewatering. The major design flaws of the levees, intensity of Hurricane Katrina and the coupling of these various mechanisms led to one of the most severe crises in the history of the United States. Hurricane Katrina was a major disaster from which the city of New Orleans may never recover.However, engineers and geologists can learn from the failure and try not to repeat the mistakes of their predecessors.

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