Trusting in Levees, City Builds on Flood Plains – New York Times

Trusting in Levees, City Builds on Flood Plains – New York Times

“Levees constrict a riverâ??s path and raise its water level, which causes higher, faster flow. A flood plain, conversely, exists in nature to absorb a riverâ??s overflow.â??The more levees we build, the higher we have to build them,â? Professor Kusky said. â??Itâ??s a self-perpetuating problem.â? “

Smart!