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Floodplain management : a new approach for a new era

Author: Bob Freitag
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2009.
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A flooding river is very hard to stop. Many residents of the United States have discovered this the hard way. Right now, over five million Americans hold flood insurance policies from the National Flood Insurance Program, which estimates that flooding causes at least six billion dollars in damages every year. Like rivers after a rainstorm, the financial costs are rising along with the toll on residents. And the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Floodplain management.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009009800
(OCoLC)313078711
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Freitag
ISBN: 9781610911320 1610911326
OCLC Number: 750192409
Description: 1 online resource (x, 242 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Floods are not the problem. Case study: Louisa County, Iowa --
A new vocabulary. Case study: Snoqualmie, Washington --
Rivers and floodplains. Case study: Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin --
Natural processes must drive solutions. Case study: New York, New York --
Our relationship to rivers. Case study: Chicago, Illinois --
Approaches: structural and nonstructural. Case study: Buck Hollow River, Oregon --
Capabilities and tools. Case study: Davenport, Iowa --
Strategies: work with, not against, rivers. Case study: flooding of I-5 in Washington --
Choosing the best strategy. case study: Tulsa, Oklahoma --
What next? case study: Rivergrove.
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Outlines a paradigm for flood management, one that emphasizes cost-effective, long-term success by integrating physical, chemical, and biological systems with societal capabilities. This book  Read more...

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