What is a floodplain?
Floodplains serve many useful purposes, and those that are preserved in their natural state provide a wide range of benefits. For example, floodplains and primary swash areas hold, filter, convey, and disperse flood waters. Without the preservation of these natural floodplains, flood waters would inundate developed areas.

Floodplains serve as natural drainage basins and provide flood storage for stormwater runoff in their immediate area. They also provide a valuable service by filtering impurities from runoff.

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1. What is a floodplain?
2. What causes flooding in the City of Rockledge?
3. What can I expect if a storm approaches?
4. What can I do to avoid flooding in my home?
5. Is my home in a floodplain?
6. What is required when I apply for a building permit in a flood plain?
7. I've had flood damage to my home or business; do I need a permit for repairs?
8. What can I do to decrease my risk of injury during a flood?
9. Why do I need flood insurance?