Gulf Coast Hurricanes Special Report

Flooding Risks

After two years of levee repairs, the Army Corps of Engineers has estimated that there is a 1 in 100 annual chance that about one-third of the city will be flooded with as much as six feet of water. Mouse over the red-outlined regions on the map to see the potential for flooding in four areas of the city, based on the levee protection before Hurricane Katrina and today.

By Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, Laris Karklis and Seth Hamblin - The Washington Post, June 20, 2007

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