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HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE FOR FLOOD, DEBRIS, AND EROSION CONTROL

EVALUATING YOUR PROPERTY & FLOOD PROOFING: DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS

Know your property: identify changes in slope and grade that influence where water and debris flow and collect. Know the over- land escape routes for water/debris, and plan diversions accordingly. Consider low spots and high flow areas when planning for structure and property protection. Also consider escape routes for water and be sure that your efforts to protect your own property do not result in diverting water to a neighbor’s property where it could cause damage there. See Figures 1 and 2 for drawings depicting protected and unprotected properties.