NJIT Newsroom tagged with "flooding" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 NJIT’s Levee Expert John Schuring Can Discuss Flooding Caused By Katrina http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-303.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-303.phpSat, 03 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 “It appears that the levee failures in New Orleans were induced by subsurface seepage through the soils, not by overtopping,” said John Schuring, PhD and PE, professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT. “Given the fact that the levees were built and retrofitted many times over the years, and also given the fact that other weaknesses in the soil may exist, care must be taken when the city is dewatered to avoid another failure.”

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