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Conserving Floodplains to Mitigate Future Flood Risk

By Kris Johnson – Sustainability – December 9, 2019
This year was the wettest year on record in the conterminous United States. Flooding was widespread and destructive as rivers over topped their banks and broke through levees. Intense rains inundated farms, cities, and towns, especially in the Midwest. Flooding is one of the most common, and the most costly, natural disasters. Flood insurance losses in the United States have averaged more than $3B annually since 2000 and total costs and impacts to lives and livelihoods is much greater. And population growth and climate change mean these impacts are likely to grow. Read full story here.

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