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City below sea level – New Orleans

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City below sea level – New Orleans
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This coloured SRTM elevation model shows the elevations for New Orleans in the southern USA. Large parts of the city lie considerably below sea level and would flood without elaborate and extensive protective measures. The yellow and green zones lie above sea level, while the blue zones lie up to four metres below it.
Credit: DLR/USGS.