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Farming the floodplain: New England river governance in a changing climate (Hand-outs)


Author:
Schattman, Rachel
Year:
2017
Abstract:
You are worried about flood impacts from the river that borders your property. While you have considered building a levee and placing stones along the bank to protect you land and house from erosion, you do not have the equipment or expertise to do so. Additionally, you have seen water velocity in the river increase because the farmer upstream has channeled the river. You blame the farmer for putting your land and house at greater flood risk. You think that upstream land should be allowed to flood to slow water velocity and absorb floodwaters; this would protect you and your neighbors from future floods.
Language:
English
Publisher:
USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Collection:
USDA publications
Persistent Link:
https://dx.doi.org/10.32747/2017.6956534.ch