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]
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.
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.
FLOODING PROBLEMS? SMALL SOLUTIONS WITH LARGE RESULTS
Brochure by Flood Work Group of the Upper Susquehanna Conservation Alliance.
GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING DEBRIS IN STREAMS AND RIVERS
Guidelines for Managing Debris in Streams and Rivers. Brochure developed for Steuben County, NY.