An Excellent Example of Flood Mitigation and Urban Planning

The photos above made it around Twitter today with the comments about the "before and after flooding." I believe that is missing the point.

The photo below represents a water course or floodway that is designed for days like today -- empty the vast majority of the time, but carrying water safely around the built environment when heavy rain occurs. In the case of Phoenix today, it was the wettest day in history.

This is an excellent example of disaster mitigation.


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