how to reduce the risk of flooding?

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Don`t live where it floods. DUUUUHHHHHHH!

  • 4 months ago

    In a natural environment flooding fixes itself. The way we we live now, we basically got rid of almost all our soil by paving everything. Besides the fact that WE are the ones that caused this to happen, we are also close to not having nutrient soil for agriculture anymore. Regular dirt is not soil.

    There is not one single environmental problem that does not flow into a million other environmental problems. Because of all this soil erosion they are starting to manufacture food in laboratories now, and the way it looks that will be our future food.

    Good soil with the right nutrients needs centuries to build. There should have been a stop to more paving and building a while back. The construction companies WILL take the last single soil away from us. This is legal and ok WHILE IT IS NOT OK

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You dig drainage ditches and construct Dams to control bothersome rivers.   Ditches drain water away and dams catch excess rainfall so it can be, later, slowly released at a rate that will not cause a flood.

  • 4 months ago

    You reduce the risk of flooding by avoiding flood-prone areas for building. You can also utilize wetlands (natural or artificial) to collect and hold excess water until it can be safely discharged. Engineers have other methods but most of them just pass the problem downstream for the next town to handle.

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Creating slope away from a structure also helps when an area is on low ground. The last house I bought, we added several truckloads of topsoil so the ground sloped gently away from the house for four or five feet. In heavy rain, or when the snow melted, the pools of standing water were well away from flooding the basement, which had clearly happened to previous owners based on water marks and was still happening to neighbors.

    Of course, controlling rivers with dams, not allowing structures on flood plains or on shores within reach of storm surges, and disclosing flood plain mapping to all potential buyers or builders are other necessary techniques that governments can influence.

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    Move to the desert ?????

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Build on high ground.  Build an elevated structure.  Don't build in a flood plain.

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