time. The report recommended that the IPET team/discuss how the fragility curves of levee vulnerability could be improved through the use of more reliable shear strength measurements in either laboratory or field tests. It also recommended that the IPET issue a set of inundation maps that displays best estimates of inundation depths for 50-year, 100-year, and 500-year event recurrence intervals. The report further recommended that the modified joint probability model employed in Volume VIII be fully and clearly explained in a single place within the report, as opposed to partial explanations that were listed in multiple, separate sections.
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