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  •  We did this in Toronto following Hurricane Hazel. (7+ / 0-)

    The Toronto Region Conservation Authority was given control over lands in the flood plains of rivers.  

    Land in heavily flooded areas was expropriated, and policies were instituted to prevent home construction and other development projects in ravines or floodplains. Most of this expropriated land was converted into parkland. [wiki]
    If you look at the Google satellite view of Toronto, you can see the rivers pretty clearly.  

    The legacy is a network of parks throughout the city. The TRCA controls about 40,000 acres of land in and around the city.

    This is a model worth considering, however, a different approach is required when the entire city is prone to flooding, like Winnipeg or New Orleans.

    "Anyone can support me when they think I'm right. What I want is someone that will support me when I am wrong." Sir John A. MacDonald

    by Johnny Nucleo on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:03:19 PM PST

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