like my basement, only on a city-wide scale.

hydrostatic pressure forces water into my basement from the soil that surrounds it. “this interesting lj entry by someone who lived in New Orleans while working for the US Geological Survey’s Water Resources Division”:http://www.livejournal.com/users/tree_ish/11734.html helps explain how the same thing happened to NOLA.

via comments on “jason!’s lj.”:http://www.livejournal.com/users/jason0x21/