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Engineering Division

Natural and Beneficial Functions of the Local Floodplain

Engineering - Floodplain | 206 W. Church St. | P.O. Box 534045 | Grand Prairie, TX 75053
Phone 972-237-8157 | Fax 972-237-8116

The city of Grand Prairie is a beautiful place to live. The undisturbed river bottoms of the Trinity River and wetlands provide a wide range of benefits to the human and natural systems. They provide flood storage and conveyance, reduce flood velocities and flood peaks.

Water quality is improved through the river bottoms and wetlands ability to filter nutrients and impurities from runoff and process organic wastes. The local river bottoms and wetlands provide breeding and feeding for fish and wildlife, create and enhance waterfowl habitat, and protect habitats for rare and endangered species.

The floodplains are an important asset. They provide open space, aesthetic pleasure, and areas for active and passive uses.

Last updated: 7/27/2009 8:14:25 AM