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Letter: Flood plain violated

Published 12/25/2012, INFORUM

‘Natural flood plain” is a phrase that has been getting attention recently. Flood plains serve as natural flood protection. When a river is allowed to spread out it reduces the height of flood for everyone. Conversely, when a flood plain is eliminated by development, the river level naturally rises in the main stem, affecting everyone in the basin.

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