Infrastructure


DisasterMap.net’s Analysis of the National Levee Database and 2010 Census

Introduction Our nation depends on levees and floodwalls to protect our communities, our homes, and our vital economic assets. America has nearly 15,000 floodwalls and almost 22,000 levees, according to our interpretation of a database maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. These structures protect over 85,000 sq. miles that include 1,800 named Census places…


Chicago Planners Map “Crumbling Infrastructure” in Exquisite Detail ~Rachel Dovey @NextCityOrg

DisasterMap.net is preparing to unveil our own new interactive national webmap for Unacceptable Levees, based on the latest data from the National Levee Data Base. So stay tuned! ~Bruce Biles A new website from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) accomplishes this feat beautifully, turning piles of regional statistics into clean-but-sharp interactive maps. Designed…


.@NOLAnews New Orleans area hurricane levee designs should be reanalyzed by 2018, Corps of Engineers says ~Mark Schleifstein

As with our last post, we continue to cover the follow-through by our US Army Corps of Engineers with our nation’s disaster infrastructure. The Corps is a time machine, to wit: what they do, the things they build effect everyone in this nation drastically, symbiotically over short and long periods of time. There when the…