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Natural and Beneficial Functions of the Floodplain

These benefits take many forms:

  • Natural flood and erosion control: Providing flood storage and conveyance, reduce flood velocity.
  • Water quality: Filters nutrients and impurities from runoff.
  • Ground water recharge: Reduces frequency and duration of surface flow.
  • Biological resources: Supports high rate of plant growth, provides breeding and feeding grounds and enhances water fowl habitat.
  • Societal resources: Provides open space and aesthetic pleasures, and in areas of scientific study, provides opportunities for environmental research.