Floodplain Development

Drastic flooding inundated Queensland, Australia, and damaged many of the city's buildings. As recovery begins, some are rethinking the city's development patterns.
Mar 10, 2011   Architectural Record
The former site of the Mustang Ranch turns out to be an important piece of a floodplain restoration project in Nevada, and was inadvertently preserved because of the presence of the famous brothel.
Dec 17, 2009   The New York Times
Florence County Planning officials recently updated the county's land-use element of the comprehensive plan, which would require review of development taking place in floodplains.
Jun 12, 2009   SC Now
In an effort to protect endangered salmon in the Pacific Northwest, the National Marine Fisheries Service is calling for a building moratorium near rivers in the Puget Sound region.
Oct 1, 2008   Seattle Post Intelligencer
Floodplain development has proven time and time again to be big trouble when heavy rains come. But in Britain, that's not stopping it.
Sep 13, 2008   Guardian
New modeling software could soon be available that would allow monitoring across the internet of flood levels in specific areas- like your backyard.
Aug 14, 2008   Popular Mechanics
<p>This article from <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em> looks at how development, farm practices, and population growth have increased the risk of flooding.</p>
Jun 19, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>An Army Corps of Engineers flood control project in south-central Mississippi is in danger of being vetoed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But supporters have not given up hope.</p>
Apr 15, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Despite official calls following the 1993 floods along the Mississippi to remove development from flood plains, more housing and retail developments continue to be built along vulnerable areas.</p>
Apr 8, 2008   AlterNet
<p>The editor of <em>Grist</em>'s recent series on the Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi River offers some thoughts about the future challenges and issues facing the region.</p>
Mar 24, 2008   Grist
<p>Flooding in the Mississippi River floodplain in Missouri caused federal officials to call for the removal of buildings and homes in the threatened area in 1993. But now, development is being allowed in the same flood-prone areas.</p>
Mar 20, 2008   Grist