Why Land Reclamation Can Lead to Worse Flooding

Why Land Reclamation Can Lead to Worse Flooding

Why Land Reclamation Can Lead to Worse Flooding

05/08/21

“Why does reclaimed land lead to worse flooding?”

Many keen observers have noticed that areas that started a land reclamation process experience worse flooding. This is because reclaimed land destroys natural barriers such as wetlands and mangroves. To prevent this from happening, municipalities and land-use managers should look into more natural and gradual processes and practices for land reclamation (if they even do it at all). This is Why Land Reclamation Can Lead to Worse Flooding.

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