Re-establishment of natural water systems helps mitigate flooding and control stormwater. Therefore, high sediment and nutrient loads should be addressed, as well as vertical and lateral stream migration, which causes unstable banks, flooding, and reductions in groundwater recharge. Land use decisions and engineering standards must be based on the latest research science available.
Best Management Practices
- Install stream buffers to restore natural water flows and flooding controls.
- Install buffers in play areas to stabilize and restore natural areas that will attract wildlife species.
- Install detention basins to store water and reduce flooding at peak flows.