Property on Marine Drive that experienced repetitive flooding before and after acquisition project.
Flood hazard reduction means taking action and making on-the-ground changes that reduce the chances that flood waters cause property damage or harm. We can reduce the likelihood of harm occurring but not eliminate flood risks entirely.
Flood Hazard Reduction Program Goals
Implement projects that reduce future flood damages
Minimize expenditures to repair damaged areas
Characterize flood problems
Evaluate alternatives to solve problems
Flood Hazard Reduction Program Project Examples
Construction of setback levees and overflow spillways
Designation of overflow corridors in over-bank areas
Acquisition of properties with repetitive flooding
Flood Hazard Reduction Project Benefits
Problems are not transferred to another location within the basin.
Project implementation will result in long-term reduction in flood damages.
Reduction in public expenditures throughout the basin.