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wppBe Thankful for Floodplains

By Roy Schiff and Jessica Louisos – The Northfield News – August 18, 2016
We all should be more thankful for floodplains – the flat areas next to rivers where water spills onto during a flood. We live, eat, shop, and play in our floodplains. They store flood waters to keep us safer. They capture sediment and take up nutrients to protect the water quality of our favorite rivers and lakes. They provide habitat for some of the most unique plants and animals we know of. They grow our food. With all of the “ecosystem services” that we know floodplains provide, we still abuse them. For full story, click here.

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