Flood Control Ordinance & Flood Mapping
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Floodplain Function & Benefit

Floodplains are lands adjacent to streams, river, and creeks that combine to form a complex, dynamic physical and biological system. When portions of floodplains are preserved in (or restored to) their natural state, they provide many benefits to both human and natural systems.

Floodplains can provide temporary storage for floodwaters, provide ideal settings for wetlands, improve water quality, offer green space that can be used as buffers, greenways or other functions, provide important habitat for wildlife.