Sustainable Floodplains Through Large-Scale Reconnection to Rivers

@article{Opperman2009SustainableFT,
  title={Sustainable Floodplains Through Large-Scale Reconnection to Rivers},
  author={J. Opperman and Gerald E. Galloway and Joseph E. Fargione and Jeffrey F. Mount and Brian Richter and S. Secchi},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={326},
  pages={1487 - 1488}
}
If riverside levees are strategically removed or repositioned, the result can be reduced flood risk and increased goods and services. Flooding is the most damaging natural disaster worldwide, and the flood-vulnerable population is expected to grow in coming decades (1). Flood risks will likely increase because of both climate change (1) and shifting land uses, such as filling of wetlands and expansion of impervious surfaces, that lead to more rapid precipitation runoff into rivers. In the… Expand
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