Levees.org Rolls Out New Self-Guided Levee Breach Bike Tour

We’re rolling new maps for our Self-Guided Levee Breach Disaster Bike Tour. There’s an interactive detailed Google Map! Click on the icons, and see a detailed story about each site. And there’s also a downloadable printable PDF map! The self-guided tour allows anyone, at any time, an opportunity to view two major breach sites and […]

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How the Titanic disaster is similar to the Levee Breach catastrophe

April 15 is the 110th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. Fifteen hundred plus souls were lost on that day due primarily to human arrogance. The captain was attempting to complete the maiden journey in record time, despite reports of icebergs. And there were too few lifeboats. One hundred and ten years later, we still talk […]

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Fifteen years later, the National Levee Safety Program finally being rolled out

After the levee failures in New Orleans in 2005, Congress attached levee safety legislation to the Water Resources Development Act. Called in short, the National Levee Safety Act of 2007, the legislation ordered the Secretary of the Army to administer reforms and new programs including the creation of a: 1. national data base of federal […]

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