While much attention had been paid to large community scale mitigation projects and methods, there are opportunities for individuals to play a role in mitigating flooding. To tap into these opportunities the WaterPortal will be sharing a series of blogs entitled “Make A Difference - Actions For Individuals To Mitigate Flood and Drought” which focuses on small, individual efforts that can positively contribute to flood (and drought) mitigation. Spoilers: it all has to do with what we know about, and the health, of our watersheds.
To be very clear, a single person will not be able hold back the entirety of future flood waters on their own. However, enough people engaging in small acts can make a difference, especially in smaller scale events.
Damage from flooding is generally caused by a combination of:
- speed of water
- quantity of water,
- or an insufficient information or data.
The following series of blog posts will present a number of ways individuals can help mitigate future floods along the three ways flood damage occurs.
Measuring Rain, Hail, and Snow
“The Rain Doesn’t Fall The Same On All” - Unknown