What is a Floodplain?
A floodplain is an area of land that is prone to flooding and is susceptible to being flooded by flood waters of any source. It is important to protect our natural floodplains, as they can steer development away from sensitive natural areas and protect Florida's mangroves.
Natural floodplains provide flood storage, filter stormwater runoff and improve water quality, provide habitats for various fish and wildlife (including endangered species). Do what you can to help keep our streams and creeks free of debris.