Floodplain Development—Learning From the Great Flood of 1993

Winter 2006-2007, Vol 31 No 3

Abstract: Nearly 14 years ago, the national news was dominated by stories of levee breaks and flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries. Numerous other instances of flooding in areas along inland rivers impacted by flooding also have been documented, but we have seen few gains in terms of knowledge and commitment to changing land-use policies and practices to avoid repeat disasters.