A Dutch perspective on coastal Louisiana flood risk

This is an interesting report commissioned by the United States Army’s London office. It assumes 2 feet of ocean rise over the next 100 years, and while it mentions subsidence, it does change its calculations based on subsidence in Louisiana. Since coastal subsidence may be a meter or more over the next 100 years, this is a crucial omission. In general, its proposals might work for Holland, but do not seem well suited to geology of Louisiana and the threat of hurricanes.

Dijkman, J. (2007). A Dutch perspective on coastal Louisiana flood risk reduction and landscape stabilization. London, England. 

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