Sprawl Could Worsen Impact Of Hurricane Isabel

Scientists say sprawl makes regions vulnerable to flooding.
September 18, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Suburban sprawl in northern Delaware and Chester County, Pa., may be worsening the region's vulnerability to flash flooding...The problem tends to worsen as development spreads, as more-absorbent forests and farm fields are replaced by lawns and pavement - sluicing rain more quickly into drains and creeks."

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Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 in Delaware News Journal
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