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About 3,300 homes are deep in floodplains and part of target areas identified by the flood control district as at the highest risk of flooding.
Nashville has mandated that level for residential properties since 1979, said Roger Lindsey, a Nashville storm water and floodplain manager.
That 13-acre site, part of which is in a floodplain, has added to Beargrass Creek pollution, city officials concede.
Three of the four campuses are inside the 100-year floodplain.
Mortgage lenders often require homeowners living in a 100-year floodplain to buy flood insurance.
Since 1983, Washington has set the insurance rates, mapped the floodplains, written the rules and borne all of the risk.
However, the fort’s strategic importance quickly diminished when the Mississippi River turned away from it, isolating it in the floodplains just like an oxbow lake.
The growth rate in these combustible zones is similar to that in Gulf Coast floodplains, even as climate change, invasive species and other factors boost fire risk.
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