Figure 7-2: Benefits of a natural floodplain
Figure 7-2. The above illustration lists the benefits of a natural floodplain, including flood water storage, enhanced stormwater management, reduced flood damages, improved water quality, recreational opportunities and aesthetics, preservation of wildlife and natural habitats, sustained biological productivity, enhanced erosion control, opportunities for scientific study and outdoor education, increased property values, preservation of cultural resources, sustained economic prosperity, and maintenance of natural products

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