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Protecting Natural Floodplain Function:
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A NEW TYPE OF RIVER MANAGEMENT IS COMING!

Created by the Water Agency Rhône Mediterranean and Corsica, this video promotes the benefits of naturally functioning floodplains.
Video Length: 3 Minutes 30 Seconds

FLOODPLAIN AS A COMMUNITY ASSET

By the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District of Greater Denver. Makes the social, economic, and business case for not building in floodplains and using them for flood storage and parks. 
Video Length: 3 Minutes 57 Seconds


FLOODPLAINS BY DESIGN: LIVING BETTER WITH OUR RIVERS


Floodplains by Design: Living Better with our Rivers by Washington State Department of Ecology. Floodplain planning and restoration to allow for reduced risk, environmental benefits, and wise use of floodplains.
Video Length: 3 Minutes 27 Seconds


OTTER CREEK


How Otter Creek Responded to Tropical Storm Irene: Success story of floodplain protection and restoration in Vermont that prevented downstream damage by allowing the river to rise gradually and safely.
Video Length: 11 Minutes


PROTECTING NATURAL FLOODPLAIN FUNCTION: Deep Dives




 
 


MIke Kline, Plenary 3

Association of State Floodplain Managers (2016) Plenary on Exemplary Local Efforts in Building Flood Resilience. Mike Kline, State Rivers Program Manager for Vermont's DEC Watershed Management Division, talks about, "How to Incentivize Communities to do Effective Mitigation while Protecting Natural and Beneficial Functions". Focuses on inundation and erosion. (2016)
Video length: 20 Minutes 36 Seconds
 

2017 NFFA RECORDED WEBINARS


Towards Resilient and Sustainable Floodplains. Seminar hosted by the Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance of the Assoc of State Wetlands Managers and ASFPM makes the case for Making Room for Rivers. 4-part video
Course Length: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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PROTECTING NATURAL FLOODPLAIN FUNCTION Resources





NATURAL AND BENEFICIAL FLOODPLAIN FUNCTIONS: FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT MORE THAN FLOOD LOSS REDUCTION

A position paper by the Association of State Floodplain Managers on "Natural and Beneficial Floodplain Functions: Floodplain Management—More than Flood Loss Reduction". Gives reasons for focusing on multiple floodplain functions, how they are handled in federal regulations, and how they can be monitored, protected, and restored. Also links to other useful resources. [2008. p.8] 
 
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  STREAM PROCESS: A GUIDE TO LIVING IN HARMONY WITH STREAMS

"Stream Processes: A Guide to Living in Harmony with Streams" is a good, general guidance document about how streams, floodplains, and watersheds function--and what influence changing part of the system can have on other parts.

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DON'T REAM THE STREAM

Excellent presentation developed by the Upper Susquehanna Conservation Alliance Flood Work Group on why disconnecting streams from their floodplains doesn't protect communities and how to begin to reconnect streams to floodplains to promote their function.

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THE NATURAL AND BENEFICIAL FUNCTIONS OF FLOODPLAINS

 The Natural and Beneficial Functions of Floodplains: Reducing Flood Loss by Protecting and Restoring the Floodplain Environment (2002) report to Congress by the Task Force on the Natural and Beneficial Functions of the Floodplain.

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FLOODING PROBLEMS? SMALL SOLUTIONS WITH LARGE RESULTS

Brochure by Flood Work Group of the Upper Susquehanna Conservation Alliance.

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GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING DEBRIS IN STREAMS AND RIVERS

Guidelines for Managing Debris in Streams and Rivers. Brochure developed for Steuben County, NY.

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