Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Flood Plains

Oon Sunday, September 24, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article describing how the longstanding reference for flood plains (the army corps of engineers) is probably not accurate enough in outlining risk for property owners. It does not adequately take into account development and increases in paved surfaces, for example, that impede water absorption and runoff by the ground. THis has increased the numbers of homes that are at risk.