New Orleans Levees' Flaws Were Obvious

Concerns were raised decades ago about the design and stability of New Orelean's levees.

"As teams of forensic engineers probe why levees breached during Katrina, the key question lies at the heart of the design process. Investigators, along with many New Orleans residents, are wondering how engineers with advanced degrees, using computers and detailed data on soil conditions, could design floodwalls with what, in hindsight, are obvious flaws."

Full Story: Breaches lay bare flaws in design process

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