More than six years after Hurricane Katrina plowed into New Orleans and the Mississippi River delta, a plan has finally emerged to protect the area from future storms. It relies heavily on the restoration of wetlands to cut down high surges of ocean water like those that flooded the city in 2005. If all its provisions are carried out, the work would require $50 billion over 50 years.
Below are the type of before and after improvements that can help restore what used to be a natural barrier. I love NOLA, and I hope they can continue to make improvements to the protection of this great city.