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The purpose of a Floodplain Management Ordinance is to protect the health, safety and welfare of general public (and their property) by regulating development in flood zones.
The goal of floodplain management is to reduce the risk and loss of life and property while preserving the natural functions of floodplains.
Proper floodplain management activities will result in safer, stronger and more resilient communities.
Flooding is a natural cycle that has benefits for the environment; one goal of floodplain management is to help preserve these functions.