Watch out for the Nutria!
Watch out for the Nutria!
WOW what a waste. Burning so much fuel to keep a failing city alive. Just let it flood and stop waisting money and fuel.
smoke - I guess you feel the same about Venice? I like visiting New Orleans. I don't see any reason why we don't put our know-how to the test and develop effective techniques to keep it around for another century. I'm sure we can use the methods for other applications, as well.
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I agree with nandrews73. New Orleans is a great city - especially the French Quarter. There is no reason to let it flood. We'll figure out better ways of keeping it dry.
even though iv never been there...I can undestand the cultural history there
I really cant decide...whats so important about culture anyways?..no really, is being a great tourist location worth (my guess) at least a billion dollars?
???sig??? i saw this in my copy of popsci didnt
understand it there either ...how bout a map????
Historically the part that flooded during Katrina, always flooded. The first 'common sense' settlers, learned to Not build there. Only the U.S. Tax Payer installed levees, prepared the land for development.
This same logic, puts a major air terminal far away from population centers, only to have 'lack of logic' development, eventually pack closely around it... and then Complain and file Lawsuits (in the Tort Law USA only, of course) about the noisy Aircraft.
@TechnoFreakFace: New Orleans is much more than a great tourist location. It's also one of the most important and frequented shipping ports in the U.S.
One of the most significant and publicly overlooked culprits behind the flooding of New Orleans and the rapid deterioration of the Louisiana coastline is the Old River Control Structure at the juncture of the Mississippi River and the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. It was constructed to reroute the Mississippi River along its old course through New Orleans instead of its preferred and natural course through the Atchafalaya Basin. This maneuver was made to keep New Orleans as one of the chief shipping ports in the nation and to continue bringing in revenue.
In the eyes of the politicians, it would cost more money to pick up the industries and move them a hundred miles west than to leave them where they are. Unfortunately, in the long run, this is an economically and ecologically devastating plan. As the coastline deteriorates due to the river's forced outdated course, miles of petroleum and natural gas pipelines are being exposed to the weather and salt water, resulting in millions of dollars of repairs, spills, and pollution. The cheniers and other natural surge barriers are almost all but disappeared, leaving millions in an ever-increasing risk of hurricane and flood damage (see New Orleans).
Of course, the food alone is enough incentive to want to save New Orleans. ;)
Soon after the Katrina affair, the National Geographic issue with the glaring front cover, proclaiming... as usual a Media reported 'Crisis'.. Hurricanes, "NO END IN SIGHT". Well yes actually and fortunately, there is no end in sight for Hurricanes on Earth. We need them to mix and cleanse the atmosphere. Problem was in the way the media jumps into 'Crisis' mode for political purposes. The following years have been remarkably calm, Hurricane wise.
so much for yet another 'Drive By Media' instigated 'Crisis'.
Historically the part that flooded during Katrina, always flooded. The first 'common sense' settlers, learned to Not build there. Only the U.S. Tax Payer installed levees, prepared the land for development