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Scientific American, October 2001

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=00060286-CB58-1315-8B5883414B7F0000&ref=rdf

Drowning New Orleans 
A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands. Human activities along the Mississippi River have dramatically increased the risk, and now only massive reengineering of southeastern Louisiana can save the city.

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dakhun
Aug. 31st, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
massive reengineering

They could always remodel it along the lines of Venice. ;-)
dellway
Sep. 1st, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
Or maybe take a leaf from the Netherlands' book, and let the dikes save the day (that's with an I, not a Y thank you very much).
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