Performance Analysis of Mitigation Projects in Louisiana (2002)

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In a sense, Louisiana is the floodplain of the nation. Louisiana waterways drain two thirds of the continental United States. Precipitation in New York, the Dakotas, even Idaho and the Province of Alberta, finds its way to Louisiana’s coastline. Pre-existing high land is often the result of natural levees developing along the banks of historical or present-day waterways. Despite massive improvements to reduce the impacts of severe weather in the last 100 years, flooding is a constant threat. The State of Louisiana has more flood insurance claims than any other state in the country. Leading the nation, Louisiana has more than 18,000 repetitively flooded structures. Repetitive loss structures are the largest drain on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
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