Floodplains are areas that flood naturally and provide a temporary
natural storage area for floodwater. They also serve as recharge
areas for the aquifer, improve water quality and provide important
natural habitat areas.
half (49 percent) of the land in the Brooker Creek watershed
is located in a floodplain.
located upstream can help minimize or reduce floods downstream.
act as nature's sponges, holding large volumes of water and
releasing them gradually into streams and aquifers.
vegetation that grows along riverbanks can filter pollutants
from the runoff water.
rely on seasonal flooding to continue to function correctly.