Building in a High Risk Flood Area

TitleBuilding in a High Risk Flood Area
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Bellon, C, Brinkman, A, Leever, M, Skipper, RB
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractIn 1998, Sacramento lifted a eight-year building moratorium in the Natomas area, a region that is lower than the elevation of nearby rivers. After Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, the Director of the California Department of Water Resources asked the city to reinstate the moratorium until levees in that area can be repaired to comply with the new standards set by the Army Core of Engineers.
NotesCase from the Ethics Bowl National Championship, 2007. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2007
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