What is a Stream Corridor Management Plan and How Does it Impact You

Many people dream of living along a stream or river where the sound of running water lulls them to sleep at night.  This can be one of the most peaceful environments and is considered a highly desirable trait for real estate.  However, there are risks to living in these corridors if we do not develop responsibly, protecting life and property from hazards that come from flooding.  There are tools each community has to help live in harmony with the streams and rivers that at one time were the heart of their communities.

Stream Corridor Management Planning is a process that looks at all aspects of living along a stream or river.  We will discuss how we evaluate impacts to the water courses from development, impacts to communities from flooding and possible solutions to address concerns about the physical environment as well as the social and financial environment.