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Term Project 2018: Spatial Analysis of New Orleans Flooding/Dewatering from Katrina

Authors: Sruthi Kakuturu
Owners: Sruthi Kakuturu
Resource type:Composite Resource
Created:Sep 20, 2018 at 12:58 a.m.
Last updated: Dec 08, 2018 at 12:48 a.m. by Sruthi Kakuturu


Hurricane Katrina devastated the City of New Orleans in August, 2005. The elevation profile of the city shows us that it is a leveed bowl-like structure that sits at much lower elevation than the surround Lake Pontchartrain and Mississippi River. A total of 140 billion gallons of water accumulated in the city as of September 5, 2005, and it took months to get the city dry again. The spatial distribution of inundation is also complex, with several parts like the inner city having higher flood depth than others.

Subject Keywords

elevation,inundation,GISWR2018,high water marks,new orleans,hurricane katrina

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Kakuturu, S. (2018). Term Project 2018: Spatial Analysis of New Orleans Flooding/Dewatering from Katrina, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/f166638e843741f19497fee390999e92

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 Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:  WGS 84 EPSG:4326
 Coordinate Units:  Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name: New Orleans

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Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Sruthi Kakuturu The University of Texas at Austin


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