Given the story in National Geographic on flaws in the levees in New Orleans below, I thought I would share some of what we saw recently in New Orleans.
Below are photos we took of the same area in late March 2007 after repair work:
Where the levee breached you can see new walls. The levee appeared armored there. But standing right next to it are the old I walls (as opposed to new T or L walls-more here) The ground is not armoured and appears to be gullied by erosion.
It didn’t exactly instill confidence in us but we aren’t experts. If any of you are we’d like to hear your thoughts.