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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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What can be done to prepare for or to avoid flood problems?

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What can be done to prepare for or to avoid flood problems.

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Streams naturally flood at times and the water overflows over the floodplains and sometimes, it also floods the adjacent regions. This natural tendency of a stream should be understood and any type of constructional activity on the floodplains should be avoided to be on the safe side.

Building houses on the flood plains is like putting lives on risk. Flooding can occur within less time such that the inhabitants will get no time to escape from the aftereffects. Therefore, it is better to stay away fom these floodplains and build houses (or any other type of buildings) on a higher altitude than that of the floodplains.

Another important factor is that the probability of a stream to flood, regardless of the fact that it have flooded in the recent years or not, and its response to the precipitation of the preceeding years should be clearly understood...

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