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Independent Levee Investigation Team Final Report

 

Investigation of the Performance of the New Orleans Flood Protection Systems in Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005

  July 31, 2006

 VOLUME I: MAIN TEXT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (download entire document)

Cover, Table of Contents, and Executive Summary

PART I - INTRODUCTION:

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview

  PART II - TECHNICAL STUDIES:

Chapter 2: Overview of Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath

Chapter 3: Geology of the New Orleans Region

Chapter 4: History of the New Orleans Flood Protection System

Chapter 5: The Lower Mississippi Region and Plaquemines Parish

Chapter 6: The St. Bernard Parish and Lower Ninth Ward Protected Area

Chapter 7: The New Orleans East Protected Area

Chapter 8: The Orleans East Bank (Downtown) and Canal District Protected Area

Chapter 9: Overtopping-Induced Erosion Studies

Chapter 10: Earthen Levee Evaluation

Chapter 11: Summary of Engineering Lessons

  PART III - ORGANIZATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES:

Chapter 12: Organized for Failure

Chapter 13: Organized for Success

Chapter 14: Engineering for Success

  PART IV - SUMMARY AND FINDINGS

 Chapter 15: Findings and Recommendations

 VOLUME II: APPENDICES (download entire document)

Cover and Table of Contents

 APPENDIX A: TERRESTRIAL LIDAR IMAGERY OF NEW ORLEANS LEVEES AFFECTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA

APPENDIX B: BORING LOGS

 APPENDIX C: CPT LOGS

 APPENDIX D: STE LABORATORY TESTING

 APPENDIX E: U.C. BERKELEY LABORATORY TESTING AND ILIT IN-SITU FIELD VANE SHEAR TESTING

 APPENDIX F: LOOKING BACK

 APPENDIX G: LOOKING FORWARD

  APPENDIX H: HOW SAFE IS SAFE? Coping with Mother Nature, Human Nature and Technology's Unintended Consequences

  APPENDIX I: EROSION TEST RESULTS ON NEW ORLEANS LEVEE SAMPLES  

If you have any questions or comments on the Independent Levee Investigation Team Final Report, please e-mail Rune Storesund at rstoresund at earthlink.net

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