New Orleans Geological Society Field Trip 2016
Led by Mike Merritt of the SLFPA-W, this year’s NOGS field trip will examine West Bank flood control structures. Part of this expedition will point out landform areas likely to lose elevation and encourage the sea to advance upon the coast. Rapid geologic reviews invest in the projected lifetime of flood protection public works projects currently projected to last until the 2050s. With new geological information about the stability of levee foundations and the location of previously unrecognized geo-hazards, we are able to strengthen the system while encouraging more effective system operation and focusing maintenance to avoid costly waste.