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Farm Floodplain Planning

What is farm floodplain planning?

Floodplain is a flat area of a piece of land that formed next to a river or stream. Farm floodplain planning is very important because it consists of a large proportion of agricultural land. At present, due to climate change, the intensity of storms has increased. It leaves agricultural land at the risk of flooding. It can cost them a lot every passing year. In such situations, we need farm floodplain planning.

Damages that flooding can cause on farmland are soil erosion, crop loss, debris deposition, contamination, the spread of invasive species, and loss of equipment.

How much loss a storm can cause to farmland can be estimated from tropical storm Irene that hit the East Coast of the United State in 2011. Intense rain has raised the level of the river to a record high. Due to this storm, thousands of acres of farmland were damaged and caused the loss of millions of dollars.

What are the reasons that make an area more prone to flooding?

Undoubtedly the primary reason for flooding is excessive rainfall. When the rain surpasses the absorption capacity of soil and exceeds the water carrying capacity of the river or stream then flooding occurs due to the overflow of water. Farmland is more prone to flooding because these are more close to rivers.

The points that you have to keep in mind while considering farm flood plain planning:

Land topography especially the flatness of the land

Hydrology and the magnitude of recurrent floods

Geomorphology that includes the quality and type of soils

How to do the assessment and mapping of the flood-prone areas?

Flood assessment and mapping are very useful in identifying flood-prone areas. It helps us in improving the farm floodplain planning and management. So we can take preventive measures and can establish emergency response plans. These measures do many-fold increase our preparedness for emergency flood situations.

Hydrological data, flood, and rainfall patterns of the past all are considered for the creation of flood modeling and scenario creation. Besides this, there are many other data and statistics that are considered while identifying a flood-prone area. This data is very useful in improving land projects of the future.

Benefits that you can get from farm floodplain planning

It enhances our preparedness during flood

We can get important data, which can help us in assessing flood risk.

We can do better land use planning and stop the farming in flood-prone areas.

Increase the awareness and preparedness of local people

How can we help you with farm floodplain planning?

To do all planning on your own is next to impossible because it requires a lot of data and statistics. Data from the past many years is required for the assessment of farm floodplain planning. For all this, you need professional help. We are here to make all this easier for you. We use all our knowledge and experience to help you. So you have enough information about your land and you can prepare for any flooding eventualities.

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We believe that every business should be done lawfully and ethically. It is our target to keep all environmental considerations into account. If any conflicts of interest arise in any situation, the Access EP will make you aware of them in advance. We have a team of experts who are highly trained and experienced. Our customers can rely on us because they are working with a team that will give them practical, robust, and cost-effective solutions and advice about farm floodplain planning.

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