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About the Brooker Creek Watershed

Floodplains


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.

Nearly half (49 percent) of the land in the Brooker Creek watershed is located in a floodplain.
Floodplains located upstream can help minimize or reduce floods downstream.
Wetlands act as nature's sponges, holding large volumes of water and releasing them gradually into streams and aquifers.
The vegetation that grows along riverbanks can filter pollutants from the runoff water.
Floodplains rely on seasonal flooding to continue to function correctly.

Brooker Creek Watershed Floodplains


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