Links to Web Resources
on Levee Breaches and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

Note:  A more complete set of references and links can be found in the PDF field guide documents on the previous page

American Society of Civil Engineers External Review Panel - American Society of Civil Engineers External Review Panel - Letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning IPET Interim Report 2.

Can We Save New Orleans - An insightful essay by Tulane Environmental Law Professor, Oliver Houck.

Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(IPET) A difficult to navigate web site with important pre- and post - Katrina documents concerning Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans area, including IPET Interim Report 2 and Draft Final Report.

Independent Levee Investigation Team, Investigation of the New Orleans Flood Protection Systems in Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005  Final Report, July 31, 2006.  A thorough report by the so called NSF team investigating the causes of the system failure and recommendations on what must be done to prevent such failures in the future. - a non-partisan non-sectarian grassroots group that holds the Corps and Congress accountable for the Greater New Orleans Flood.

Myths of Katrina: Field Notes from a Geoscientist A paper by S. A. Nelson on 5 commonly held misconceptions about Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans and Hurricanes: Past, Present and Future  A freshman seminar course offered at Tulane University by S. A. Nelson on issues dealing with hurricanes and New Orleans. 

Preliminary Report on the Performance of the New Orleans Levee Systems in Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005  A report presented to the U.S. Senate by the team from the University of California, Berkeley and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Team Louisiana (van Heerden, I., Kemp, G.P., Mashriqui, H., Sharma, R., Prochaska, B., Campozzoli, L., Theis, A., Binsalem, A., Streva, K., and Boyd, E.)  The failure of the New Orleans levee system during Hurricane Katrina. December 18, 2006, 480pp.

Van Heerden, Ivor and Bryan, Mike, The Storm - What went wrong and why during Hurricane Katrina - The inside story form on Louisiana scientist.  Viking Press, 2006, 308 pp. 

Washing AwayA prophetic 5 part series on the possible effect of hurricanes on New Orleans, published by the Times Picayune newspaper in June of 2002.

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