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Fresh Water Flooding
Flooding in Florida
Anywhere it rains, it can flood. A flood is a general and temporary condition where two or more acres of normally dry land or two or more properties are inundated by water or mudflow. Many conditions can result in a flood: hurricanes , over-topped levees, outdated or clogged drainage systems and rapid accumulation of rainfall.
 

Photo of car in flooded street 1927 Courtesy of NOAA

 1927 Archival Photography by Steve Nicklas, NOS, NGS Courtesy of NOAA



Just because you haven't experienced a flood in the past doesn't mean you won't in the future. Flood risk isn't just based on history, it's also based on a number of factors: rainfall, river-flow and tidal-surge data, topography, flood-control measures and changes due to building and development.

Although Pasco County has a flood mitigation program, which includes elevation requirements and storm water runoff systems; flooding, such as drought, is a natural event, part of the normal water cycle.