MyLandPlan can help woodland owners plan for flood prevention and clean-up.

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, and one of the most destructive. During the 20th century, floods claimed more lives and caused more property damage than any other natural disaster.

But trees and water are also interconnected. Floods are part of the natural cycle in many of the most fertile and forested areas of the country. Some trees even rely on occasional flooding to flourish and grow.

So what does this mean for the woodland owner? The relationship between floods and forests is complicated, but with the right information, you can keep your woods safe and healthy when waters rise.

In this section, you’ll learn what floods are and why they happen, how floods affect your forest, what to do after a flood, and how to prepare for and prevent flood damage.

You’ll also find more information in our Flood Resources Guide.


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