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Flood Risk Management

Non-structural Flood Prevention Measures

Environmental Benefits

Traditionally, structural solutions such as levees, dikes and dams have been used to control flood waters. In recent years, though, the Corps also has begun to use many non-structural solutions.  Non-structural measures modify the ways that a floodplain is used and can provide places for floodwaters to go while avoiding damage to communities. These solutions encompass measures such as expanding floodways and natural habitats, creating flood-water storage basins, enacting permanent evacuation of flood-prone areas, floodplain management initiatives and installing flood-warning systems


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