No Adverse Impact : A New Direction in Floodplain Management Policy

  title={No Adverse Impact : A New Direction in Floodplain Management Policy},
  author={L. Larson and Doug Plasencia},
Annual flood losses in the United States continue to worsen in spite of 75 years of federal flood control and 30 years of the National Flood Insurance Program. This trend is unnecessary, and is primarily due to federal policies that have encouraged at-risk development, provided for insufficient consideration of the impact of that development on other properties and on future flood and erosion potentials, justified flood control projects based on a benefit-to-cost ratio that favors an… CONTINUE READING

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