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Floodplains and Wetlands

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Floodplains and wetlands play an important role both in reducing flooding in the spring and reducing drought in the summer and fall. These areas hold  water like a reserve tank, giving overflowing water a place to go.   In addition, they provide valuable habitat for waterfowl and many other animals and plant species.  And, to top it off, wetlands and floodplains actually help to filter unhealthy and toxic substances from the water table.