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FIGURE 1 The New Orleans hurricane protection system. Map shows the features of storm surge damage in the New Orleans during and following Hurricane Katrina. Pink and blue shading indicates areas that flooded; blue-striped areas are wetlands. Starts indicate levee breaches or distressed levee areas; circles indicate pumping stations.

FIGURE 1 The New Orleans hurricane protection system. Map shows the features of storm surge damage in the New Orleans during and following Hurricane Katrina. Pink and blue shading indicates areas that flooded; blue-striped areas are wetlands. Starts indicate levee breaches or distressed levee areas; circles indicate pumping stations.

SOURCE: USGS. Available online at: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/01/NewOrleansMapLG.jpg



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