27 May '11, 6pm

Green Infrastructure Moves forward in Congress, via @americanrivers #landscapearchitecture #water

Green Infrastructure Moves forward in Congress, via @americanrivers #landscapearchitecture #water

Recent and devastating flooding the along the Mississippi has emphasized the need to strengthen our natural defenses. While the floods we’ve just seen result from many causes, including the destruction of small streams and wetlands upstream, overdevelopment of our cities is another cause. In urbanized areas with hard surfaces like roads and parking lots, rainwater has nowhere to go. It can’t soak naturally into the soil, so instead it washes into storm drains and overwhelms the system - increasing and magnifying floods. FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) reports that about one quarter of economic losses caused by flooding don’t actually happen in the “floodplain,” but instead occur as a consequence of urban drainage. Green infrastructure practices like restored wetlands and green roofs can help mitigate localized flooding by capturing and infiltrating rainwater...

Full article: http://www.americanrivers.org/newsroom/blog/kbaer-2011-05...

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