It's Flood Awareness Month! As a voluntary participant in the National Flood Insurance Program that provides residents with flood insurance at premium rates, we will be publishing periodic flood awareness messages throughout the month as it helps us maintain our flood management ratings.
Tip # 6: Protect Our Natural Floodplain Functions
Floodplains are areas located near rivers, ponds, lakes and ocean that flood periodically. They contain both cultural and natural resources that are good for the environment. Flood waters can carry nutrient-rich sediments that contribute to healthy vegetation. Flood plains are also beneficial to wildlife as they create a variety of habitats for fish and other animals.
Protect our natural floodplain functions, keep swales and drainage ditches clear of debris to ensure water flow, and report the dumping of materials to the appropriate agency. Learn more about natural floodplains by visiting Nassau County's webpage dedicated to floodplain management and resiliency.
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