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Miscellaneous mini coasta...

Miscellaneous mini coastal posts

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: The following is a collection of mini-posts, some of which have been...

RECENT FROM People Issues

The legacy of ‘Kata...

The legacy of ‘Katastrophina:’ Coastal protection vs. coastal restoration.

...coastal protection, as addressed in all versions of the master plan, should incorporate as a primary element the evacuation of at-risk coastal residents. Nevertheless, a word search on 'evacuation' in the 2012 master plan came up empty.

RECENT FROM Technical Issues

Magnitude of the Superdom...

Magnitude of the Superdome Equivalent (SDE) confirmed by checking ‘Domensions’

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: Since posting this piece earlier today I rechecked my figures. I was...

Coastal policy, science and the media...

by Len Bahr, PhD** Background My goal for this post is to spark a candid critical discussion about what I see as the...

Coastal policy, science and the media are co-equal props for a shaky stool
posted on: Mar 25, 2010 | author: Admin

Part two on ‘Hybrid’ leve...

Editor’s note: My first foray on a Louisiana levee happened on a rainy Sunday afternoon in the mid seventies...

Part two on ‘Hybrid’ levees: why the corps shouldn’t get high on exotic (levee) grass.
posted on: Mar 22, 2010 | author: Admin

New levee lessons, part one

by Len Bahr, PhD* The goal of reducing flood risk from storm surges along the northern gulf coast is typically...

New levee lessons, part one
posted on: Mar 19, 2010 | author: Admin

Enhancing IHNC, part three

Editor’s note: A smart and creative person referred to here as ‘Ralph Wilson’ offers the following...

Enhancing IHNC, part three
posted on: Mar 16, 2010 | author: Admin
Coastal policy paper more travel guide than road map.

Coastal policy paper more travel guide than r...

posted on: Mar 12, 2010 | author: Admin

Editor’s note: A 3rd post on the concept of using the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) as a significant...

Kicking the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal anthill…

Kicking the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal ant...

posted on: Mar 8, 2010 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD* I recently posted an article on an innovative suggestion by a highly credible hydraulic engineer that could benefit the entire...

Mitigating for MRGO with the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal

Mitigating for MRGO with the Inner Harbor Nav...

posted on: Mar 4, 2010 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD* After years of brainstorming about effective ways to reconnect the Mississippi River to its dying delta I...

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