smarter floodplain management strategiesSmarter Floodplain Managment

Successful strategies for reducing risk and maximizing benefits

The costs of flood damage in the U.S. continue to rise year after year, and many of our rivers and floodplains no longer function well enough to buffer us from flooding or to support healthy fish populations. Communities are struggling with the myriad of
economic, ecological and policy issues surrounding floodplain development.We need a new approach to floodplain management – a smart approach built on

We need a new approach to floodplain management – a smart approach built on strategies and tools that have been shown to reduce risk to communities and support natural systems. Here’s a look at what we think is working for communities around the country.

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