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Old 07-26-2018, 04:52 PM   #2301 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
1,600 people died needlessly here in 2005 when hurricane Katrina hit new Orleans, because it is below sea level. Everyone said they lived their whole lives or how ever many years there and didn't think it could happen to them.
History tells us any time it's man versus the sea the seas always win, it's only a matter of time.

All dams are safe until they wash away a city, then you hear about how unsafe they were and all the problems they had.
They died because plans to upgrade the dams had been postponed for 40 years, and then some other simple measures on top of that.

We do have water boards to prevent that kind of neglect. Typically a water board governs a piece of land that shares a common defense against water, like a polder system, and the adjacent water bodies.
Water boards can consist of parts of different regions and provinces, but the people within a water board share a common interest in maintaining the dikes that protect them.

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