Lake Pontchartrain

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  • Analysis Of Pam Jenkins, Steve Kroll Smith, And Vern Baxter

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    In Left to Chance the authors: Pam Jenkins, Steve Kroll-Smith, and Vern Baxter attempt to fill a book with details from the events leading up to and the aftermath of hurricane Katrina without explicitly talking about race. This is a new take on writing about hurricane Katrina because most books and articles out there use race as a backbone in describing how devastating the storm was. This decision was beneficial to the overall message of the book because even though the authors never brought up race

  • The City Of New Orleans

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    The city of New Orleans lies below sea level in a bowl bordered by levees which prevent the high waters of the Mississippi River from flooding the city. These levees were put to the test on August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit, causing severe destruction along the Gulf coast. Three concrete floodwalls protecting the city of New Orleans fractured and burst under the weight of surging waters from the hurricane, killing hundreds and resulting in an estimated $100 to $150 billion worth of damage

  • Hurricane Katrina And The Engineering Failures

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    Zheng Qin zq2sa Hurricane Katrina and the Engineering failures Engineers have produced great modern contributions that have changed the world. The designs and technology in society are due to engineered designs and construction. The art of engineering does not only include fancy technology, it also includes the creation of safe and functioning buildings, vehicles, tunnels, and roads in society. Engineered designs have to be reliable, safe, strong, and long lasting to properly function in society

  • The System Failures From Limited Funding

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    Levee System Failures from Limited Funding Abstract Hurricane Katrina was one of the most damaging hurricanes in the U.S. history. This disaster was not only due to natural causes, but to the catastrophic levee failure resulting from the storm surge. The public widely reprimanded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) afterwards since they built the New Orleans Levee System. However, the Corps of Engineers was unable to rebuild the outdated levee system due to lack of federal funding. This paper

  • The City Of New Orleans

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    (Silverman) Most of the city 's major roads were heavily damaged with the only route out of the city being Crescent bridge. The I-10 Bridge suffered severe damage; scaffolding was broken off from the bridge, and some were totally severed and fell into the lake below. (Des Roches) The Superdome sustained significant damage, including two sections of the roof when waterproof membrane had been

  • A Short Note On Disaster And The Aftermath Of Water Resources Essay

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    floods, with an estimated of One hundred and eight billion dollar deficit. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest hurricane in the United States since 1928. The floodwaters erupted at the Industrial street canal, 17 street canals (the waters of Lake Pontchartrain tore the wall 450ft long) and the London street canal. (Telegraph 2015) ****AFTERMATH Water Pollution Several chemical plants, petroleum refining facilities, and contaminated sites, including Superfund sites, were covered by floodwaters. Hundreds

  • The Levees Broke

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    When the Levees Broke is about Katrina and how New Orleans was affected, but not only by the storm, but by the levees that were built to protect them. After the storm had hit and they were picking up what little pieces were left of New Orleans, it became know that even the levees that were possibly built for a level three storm broke down from a level one storm. New Orleans was told to be ready for the storm, but they weren’t even close. The images shown in the documentary only showed the half of

  • Louisiana Is A Place Of Beautiful Wildlife And Landscape

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    Louisiana is a place of beautiful wildlife and landscape. With about forty percent of the state being marshes and wetlands. It is very important for us to preserve these wetlands and keep them from disappearing like they have been for the past fifty years. Almost eighty percent of wetland loss in the nation has happened in Louisiana. Just in the past ten years the state has seen a thirty percent deduction in the wetlands. The bad thing about these wetlands disappearing is that they are just being

  • Essay on The Cause of the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina

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    The historical event of Hurricane Katrina, a category three hurricane with winds ranging from 111-130 mph, in August 2005 revealed major structural failures in the levee systems of New Orleans. Though not all structural failures are as catastrophic, the breeched levees led to loss of life, homes, businesses, highways, and left a trail of destruction that is still being repaired today. The result of this failure led to lawsuits, conspiracy theories, and court cases. Hurricane Katrina had a major

  • The Low Water Levels in Lake Bridgeport

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    Lake Bridgeport was built in 1930 for flood control, water storage and recreation. Tarrant County owns the land and water that makes the lake. There is a spillway that takes water through the Trinity River to Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth. This year has been a rough year for Lake Bridgeport with three digit temperatures and draining water to the other lakes. Since one of the purposes to build Lake Bridgeport was for storage, The Tarrant County water district approved to let out 20,000 acre feet