Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas | APA, 2016

This resource serves to make the case for better flood management and highlights the value of an integrated community approach.
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This resource offers tools to learn how to adopt a comprehensive and integrated approach to protecting floodplains and other natural areas and to align development with community goals via 5 general principles: 

      1. Maintain natural and beneficial functions of the floodplain
      2. Adopt a No Adverse Impact approach to floodplain management 
      3. Avoid new development in the floodplain whenever feasible
      4. Focus on data-driven decision making, using only the best available data to assess risk and inform decisions 
      5. Consider future conditions of the floodplain, including development impacts and climate change

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