Original Case Study Title: Managing Land Use to Maintain Open Space in the Floodplain, Brevard, North Carolina
Original Document: Naturally Resilient Communities Website
Summary: In 2004, Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Ivan dropped enormous amounts of rainfall on western North Carolina over span of 10 days. The French Broad River, which frequently overtops its banks, was pushed to record or near-record river stage, causing flooding and significant damages throughout the City of Brevard.The city now requires No Adverse Impact certification within the floodway for new development projects.
For more information, contact the ASFPM Flood Science Center.