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New Orleans Levees: No Finger In The Dike Or Eyes On The Ball

Questions still abound why the levees broke.  The New Orleans Times-Picyaune identifies sloppy levee inspections that included $900 lunches and reliance on people who cut the grass on the levees to report damage instead of following these regulations and guidance documents, which require thorough inspections. 

According to the T-P, engineers who inspected levees in the 1950's described a 10-mile a day inspection process followed up by soil borings.  That process somehow recently turned into 100-mile a day inspections and photo opportunities.  A review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' web site turned up no copies of the "informal" levee inspections.  A review of the Mississippi River Commission's web site revealed three- to five-page cursory reports, and Commission meetings that were held on the river, not on or near the levees.

Perhaps that's why the federal government is going to completely fund the reconstruction of the levees.

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