How New Orleans sank below sea level (and what they’re doing about it)

Grist

Aug 27, 2020

In the quest to pump every drop of water outside city walls, New Orleans city planners inadvertently sank over half the city below sea level. Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina, the city continues to slowly sink. But it’s also trying to adapt it tenuous relationship with water; officials and residents want to hold it at bay, sure, but they’re also trying to work with nature … as the city once had to.

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