Karen Hobbs http://tspr.org en Flood Mitigation Begins in the Backyard http://tspr.org/post/flood-mitigation-begins-backyard <p>A new study says &ldquo;extreme storms,&rdquo;&nbsp; with over three inches of rainfall,&nbsp; in the Midwest have doubled in frequency over the last 50 years. The study ties that frequency to an increased risk of flooding.<br /><br />The study sponsors say flood mitigation efforts begin at home.<br /><br />Rainfall can be absorbed by plants and soil anchored by deep root systems. Some simple measures can greatly reduce the amount of run-off that leads to flooding.<br /> Mon, 21 May 2012 20:21:59 +0000 James Lenz 15468 at http://tspr.org Flood Mitigation Begins in the Backyard