Gary Parker, Civil Engineer talks about the dangers facing New Orleans

Hi, Im Gary Parker and I am a Civil Engineer.  I study river deltas like the one at the mouth of the Mississippi.Dr. Gary Parker works at the University of Illinois, where he studies the how landscapes and seascapes evolve in response to the erosion and deposition of sediment. Gary Parker happened to be here at the museum on Monday August 28th, so we interviewed him to get his thoughts on Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast.

What is the greatest risk facing New Orleans?

New Orleans is Sinking

Why do we build levees?

Gary tells a family story of the 1927 flood

Can Civil Engineers save New Orleans?

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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Anonymous says:

Parts of New Orleans should be saved but we should look very carefully at what we can leave so that there is not so much to clean up next time and there are less people that need to be saved because this will happen again, it is just a matter of when.

posted on Wed, 09/07/2005 - 2:11pm
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Anonymous says:

me civil engineer profession riddled with politics

posted on Sat, 07/08/2006 - 12:56pm
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Anonymous says:

I don't like hurricanes because they take away homes and lives are at risk when they send out warnings.

posted on Thu, 03/08/2007 - 2:08pm
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Uno says:

HEy YAll This WebSitE Is ReAllY CoOl!!!! 2008 I think that The Hurricane Bayou was rocken sweet!

posted on Fri, 03/09/2007 - 9:24am
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Anonymous says:

i think this site is very educational and i would like to see the presentation at the omnitheatre

posted on Fri, 03/09/2007 - 2:55pm

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