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Coverage of flood plains since August 14, 2021.

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B.C. reviewing municipal flood responsibility following devastating storms

"...In 2003, the B. C. Liberal government ended the flood plain development control program that had been in place since 1975, which was instituted after the Fraser River flooding of 1972..."

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More rain would have brought disaster to Maple Ridge, warns ARMS president

"...The president of the Alouette River Management Society said the river was another eight hours of intense rainfall away from creating a disastrous flood..."

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B.C. floods: Land, plants expected to recover, but concern for livestock remains, experts say Globalnews.ca

"...Just like floods, however, mudslides have occurred in regions impacted by this week's atmospheric river for “thousands of years. ” They're part of the “mosaic of the ecosystem,” Ward said, and deposit large woody debris in creeks, which creates pools and riffles that actually benefit fish habitat. “A lot of ecosystems are pretty resilient, you know, much more resilient than we are, but we have affected a lot of ecosystems..."

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'It's going to be a lot': What will it cost to rebuild B.C. after major flooding?

"...The cost of uninsured losses from the most recent flooding event will be significant, mostly because properties located on flood plains are not eligible for overland flooding insurance..."

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B.C. floods: Rain expected to continue, wind to follow as storm wreaks havoc on southern part of the province

"...In addition to evacuation orders, residents in Merritt were also warned Monday morning to avoid using any water as the city's wastewater treatment plant failed..."

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Flooding and mudslides in B.C. wreak havoc on highways, forcing evacuations Globalnews.ca

"...In Merritt, Princeton and Abbotsford, heavy and continuous rain have forced evacuations. In Merritt, an evacuation order has been issued for residents living in the 200-year flood plain of the Coldwater River, south of Nicola Avenue. Story continues below advertisement..."

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Entirety of Collettville to evacuate due to flooding, wastewater treatment plant failed

"...The wastewater treatment plant has now failed, causing the entire city to now be placed on Evacuation Alert. No water is to be used during this time by residents..."

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Floodwaters force evacuation order of entire city of Merritt, B.C.

"...The city's wastewater treatment plant has also been overwhelmed with floodwater, rendering inoperable "for an indefinite period," according to officials..."

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Merritt residents asked not to use water, evacuation order issued due to flooding

"...The wastewater treatment plant in Merritt has failed, due to flooding from the Coldwater River..."

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Partnership announced between Grand Forks, Osoyoos Indian Band in flood mitigation program

"...“With over $50 million in federal and provincial grant funds, Grand Forks is creating an extensive network of dikes, flood walls, floodplains, and engineered stormwater management systems,” the city said. “As part of this program, houses within the floodplain restoration area and in the dike alignment were acquired from their owners. A few were damaged beyond repair and will be sold off, salvaged, or demolished..."

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Taan Forest enhances 300 hectares of wildlife habitat along Haida Gwaii's longest river

"...The areas along the river were identified as red and blue-listed ecosystems under the Haida Gwaii Land Use Objectives Order. Red-listed ecosystems are or have populations that are endangered or threatened and blue-listed ecosystems are recovering from being threatened or endangered. The restored lands contain protected areas for fish habitat and a 100-year flood plain..."

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Turkey floods: Death toll climbs to 44 as rescue efforts continue for 4th day

"...Climate scientists unequivocally say that climate change is leading to extreme weather events as the world warms because of the burning of coal, oil and natural gas. Such calamities are expected to happen more frequently as the planet warms..."

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Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about flood plains.

Preserving Duffins Creek Wetland

"...They're worried about their future due to development on a flood plain and elimination of wetlands that serve to capture rain water..."

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Demo Site Scan 4 Years Later

"...What you cannot see are the hundreds of check dams, weirs, zuni bowls, and other earthworks up in the mountain that allow this design on the flood plain to function as it should..."

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Arid Swales Update 20 Months After First Planting

"...After 20 months of growth, and 4 years of observing patterns in Al Baydha, Neal Spackman walks you through the swales and flood plain of the Al Baydha Project's demonstration site..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about flood plains relevant to the latest news.

Spatial dynamics in people-wetland association: an assessment of rural dependency on ecosystem services extended by Purbasthali

"...Endowed with diverse ecological resources, the flood plain wetlands of the lower Gangetic delta not only serve the natural environment but also benefit the nearby human groups..."

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Determination of Groundwater Potential Zones Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) B

"...Findings have great potential to increase the success of water management policies, efficient use of natural resources, physical planning, and sustainable groundwater development between Edirne-Kalkansogut, especially in the brink of climate changes’ unfavorable threats to human life..."

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Modeling on approximation of fluvial landform change impact on morphodynamics at Madhumati River Basin in Bangladesh

"...The results of the study demonstrate that erosion, accretion and historical migrated area significantly increased during the flooding period of 1988 and 1998 and that these hydromorphological hazards badly impacted on flood plain resources, agricultural systems, aquatic, and terrestrial biodiversity..."

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Degraded functional structure of macroinvertebrates caused by commercial sand dredging practices in a flood plain lake

"...However, understanding of the impacts of commercial sand dredging on inland water ecosystem functions remains limited..."

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Future challenges of coastal landfills exacerbated by sea level rise

"...In England and Wales, there are at least 1700 coastal landfills in the coastal flood plain and at least 60 threatened by erosion, illustrating a global problem..."

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Damming effect on habitat quality of riparian corridor

"...Regularization of the flood, release of ecological flow to the downstream, renovation of tie channels between flood plain and river, restriction in agricultural invasion towards riparian forest and wetland are some of the essential steps for minimizing qualitative deterioration of riparian habitat and amelioration of the ecosystem concerned..."

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Assessment of soil liquefaction potential: a case study for Moulvibazar town, Sylhet, Bangladesh

"...Twenty-five standard penetration test (SPT) boreholes were completed within the study area to obtain SPT-N values for two surface geological units: (1) Holo?Pleistocene low elevated terrace deposits (Zone 1) and (2) Holocene flood plain deposits (Zone 2)..."

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Modeling flood plain wetland transformation in consequences of flow alteration in Punarbhaba river in India and Bangladesh

"...Ecologically precious and economically remunerative wetland resources in the riparian flood plain of Punarbhaba river basin are under massive transformation in post hydrological alteration phase triggered mainly by damming..."

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Advancing scenario planning through integrating urban growth prediction with future flood risk models

"...While scenario planning integrating urban growth prediction modeling is becoming more common, these models have not been effectively linked with future flood plain changes due to sea level rise..."

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Tree species diversity and biomass carbon assessment in undisturbed and disturbed tropical forests of Dibru-Saikhowa biosphere

"...In the present study, the tree species phytosociological attributes, tree density, basal area, and tree biomass carbon (above- and below-ground) distribution pattern was explored in the undisturbed and disturbed forest sites in Dibru-Saikhowa biosphere reserve of Assam, northeast India..."

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Impact of land use change dynamics on sustainability of groundwater resources using earth observation data

"...The aim of the present work was to determine the effects of long-term changes in land use/land cover (LULC) on surface and groundwater resources of quaternary aquifers in the Lucknow area of the Ganga plain, based on the analysis of multi-temporal satellite and field survey data..."

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Modelling water richness and habitat suitability of the wetlands and measuring their spatial linkages in mature Ganges delta of

"...Therefore, results recommend that only water richness of the wetlands of the wetlands is not enough to represent the habitat suitability in the densely populated riparian flood plain region..."

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