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Protecting Floodplains
Creek in the forest  The entire community benefits when urban floodplains 
 are protected and restored.

 Wise land use in floodplains can save lives and 
 property.  The environmental benefits of restored
 floodplains include cleaner water in local streams and
 better habitat for wildlife.  Green space along creeks 
 can provide places for recreation or enjoying nature.  

What are floodplains

Benefits of floodplains

Buffers and BMPs

Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Floodplain Buyout Program

Floodplain Restoration Projects

Long-term strategies for reducing flood risks