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Draft Report Says Problems in Floodplain Developments Will Get Worse Without Stronger Regulations

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In a draft report prepared for the North Carolina Division of Water Resources, a Duke University Fellow says that unless local regulations are strengthened, residential areas with serious flooding problems will continue to be developed in floodplains of dam-controlled rivers in Piedmont North Carolina. This article discusses the study, regulations for development in floodplain areas, and flood insurance.