Now I know it has ONLY been 27 months and I know that with that messy Chain of Command thingie apparently the BUCK doesn't actually stop anywhere any longer but it seems to me that maybe someone should have been asking the Corps if just maybe THIS TIME their calculations were a bit closer to correct since the last time they sorta FUBARed half of NOLA with faulty levees.
So now we have a new safeguard that was suppose to enhance flood protection by 5.5 FEET that is only off by 5 FEET.
"Fat, Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through life, son." V. Wormer
New Orleans' flood protection insufficient
Published: Nov. 17, 2007 at 1:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Certain sections of New Orleans are not adequately protected from possible future flooding due to a miscalculation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force head Ed Link said Friday the use of a minus sign rather than a plus sign in a vital calculation resulted in inaccurate flooding estimates for the city's Lakeview section, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune said.
"This isn't anything we've kept hidden," Link said of the engineering error. "The fact is that we are reviewing our results over and over, and finding errors and making the corrections is a positive step."
Link's announcement comes several months after Army Corps officials claimed flood waters in certain sections of New Orleans, including Lakeview, would be reduced by 5 1/2 feet.
But due to the miscalculation, that claim has since been proven to be off by five feet, leaving Lakeview at risk for flooding should another devastating hurricane strike New Orleans, the newspaper said.
New Orleans' flood protection insufficient - UPI.com