Thursday, June 01, 2006
Latest on Katrina
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released the draft final report of the Interagency Performance Evaluation Taskforce (say that 5 times fast). The report is available in 9 volumes: Executive Summary and Introduction, Geodetic Vertical and Water Level Datum, The Hurricane Protection System, The Storm, The Performance - Levees and Floodwalls, The Performance - Interior Drainage and Pumping, The Consequences, Engineering and Operational Risk and Reliability Analysis and finally General Appendices. You might think you could breeze through the summary volume and see what the report has to say, but that volume alone is 68 pages. So if you just want a quick overview why not check out the Associated Press article "Corps takes blame for New Orleans flooding" available at the Washingtonpost.com.