The Corps admitted they’re at fault so why another study?

The Corps has admitted only to poor design of floodwalls on the 17th Street and London Avenue canals. They have not admitted to a litany of errors that they control. For example, levee walls in many areas were 2 feet too low, levees were not armored, levees mainly in eastern New Orleans and St. Bernard parish were filled with erodable sand instead of good clay, and numerous connective points were improperly constructed. The Corps chose the wrong standard project hurricane, therefore designing for too weak a storm and the Corps used a margin of safety appropriate for cattle, not people and their property. The Corps has not admitted that the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet played a role in the flooding by contributing to the death of buffering cypress forests and contributing to “funneling” of the storm surge into the heart of the city via the Industrial Canal.