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Final Report for Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

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Recent extreme floods on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers have motivated expansion of floodplain conservation lands. Within Missouri there are more than 85,000 acres of public conservation lands in large-river floodplains. Floodplain lands are highly dynamic and challenging to manage, particularly as future climatic conditions may be highly variable. These lands have the potential to provide valuable ecosystem services like provision of habitat, nutrient processing, carbon sequestration, and flood-water storage that produce economic values in terms of recreational spending, improved water quality, and decreased flood hazards. However, floodplain managers may need tools to help them understand nonstationary conditions on conservation [...]

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NECSC Floodplain Final Report Feb2018.pdf 1.24 MB

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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