Mitigation Efforts

Are there drainage improvement projects in your area?

Many measures can be undertaken to reduce flooding risk. Examples are channel enlargement, an addition of detention ponds, and improvements to storm drains. Other methods address runoff rates by planting vegetation, preserving natural features such as wetlands, and adding materials to interrupt water flow.

Individual property owners can mitigate flooding by various measures such as clearing storm drains, raising structures, and filling low areas.

Property owners are advised to stay informed regarding mitigation projects that may affect flood risk in their area.

Example – New storm water mitigation system in Portland, Oregon

Example of a storm water mitigation project in Oregon

Example – New storm water management and wetland mitigation project in St. Lucie County, Florida

Storm water retention and wetlands preservation project structures in Florida