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Relocate infrastructure away from the floodplain

Details

Remove at-risk structures from the floodplain. This can also include restoring the stream channel to its natural configuration to create additional flood storage.

Capital Cost

High – infrastructure removal can be costly

Operations & Maintenance

Low – once infrastructure is removed, limited maintenance would be required

Effectiveness

High – removes infrastructure from high-risk areas

Flexibility

Low – the removal or relocation of structures is costly and fixed

Barriers to Implementation

Permitting; limited options for moving infrastructure

Equity

Ensure that land use changes do not have negative impacts for equity areas, downstream communities and/or mitigate associated impacts.