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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 IIIORGANIZATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES:

Chapter 12: Organized for Failure

Chapter 13: Organized for Success

Chapter 14: Engineering for Success

 

 

 

PART IVSUMMARY 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

 

 

 

PRIOR ILIT PUBLICATIONS

Draft Final Report (May 2006)

 

 

Preliminary Report (November 2005)

 

 

 

 

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