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Why do so many people buy or build houses in flood prone areas?


In SoCal we have a problem with huge mudslides in areas prone to flooding. It happens usually right after a forest fire, which is a regular problem here. Yet developers keep building and people keep moving into areas where they're vulnerable. New Orleans is another example. Why?

 

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    watergeek 4 years ago

    I just read an interesting analysis of New Orleans. The US Army Corps of Engineers builds and maintains dams and levies, or there wouldn't be a New Orleans. The river is trying to change directions and they won't let it, so now the delta is dying.

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