Obama Orders Higher Flood Risk Standard for Federal Projects

Environment News Service: Considering the risk of rising sea levels due to climate change, President Barack Obama today issued the nation`s first Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for taxpayer-funded projects. He described the Standard as "a flexible framework to increase resilience against flooding and help preserve the natural values of floodplains." The new flood standard will apply when federal funds are used to build, retrofit or repair structures and facilities in and around floodplains to ensure that those......

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