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Floodplain Administration
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Floodplains are an important asset to the community. They perform vital natural functions such as temporary storage of floodwaters, moderation of peak flood flows, maintenance of water quality, groundwater recharge, prevention of erosion, preservation of habitats for diverse nagural wildlife populations, recreational opportunities, and aesthetic quality. These functions are best served if floodplains are kept in their natural state. Wherever possible, the natural characteristics of floodplains and associated wetlands and water bodies should be preserved and enhanced.

Greenville County's Flood Damage Prenvention Ordinance was enacted to protect human life and health, minimize property damage and encourage appropriate construction practices to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions. These provisions attempt to control the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers which are incolved in the accommodations of flood waters.



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