Thu, 01 Jun 2006 12:27:45 GMT

New Orleans ‘sinking faster’. Parts of New Orleans are sinking more rapidly than first thought and could become “death traps”, a study says. [BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition]

Sunsidence is a real problem in many Gulf Coast cities (Houston comes to mind as another city that has bowl-like depressions. But its flooding potential is not nearly as huge as NO.) This will be a very difficult problem to overcome.One levee that failed was 3 feet lower than it was when it was built 30 years ago. A foot a decade is a hard number to change. With rising sea levels and bigger storms, NO may just not have much life left.