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Natural Floodplain Functions

Floodplains in our County serve a beneficial purpose to our quality of life.  These low areas are where rainfall goes to drain.  When the rainfall drains into the ground, it helps reduce flooding and recharges our drinking water supply. 

These floodplains also serve as filters of stormwater runoff as it seeps through the ground and into our acquifer.  The natural vegetation filters out impurities and uses excess nutrients.  This acquifer is a source of drinking water, and filtering helps contain pollution before it reaches our acquifer.  It is important that we appreciate our floodplains, and try to maintain, preserve and restore these areas whenever possible.

Learn more about Protecting Floodplain Resources.