The new ‘norm’
MAJOR flood events are
becoming the norm.
Engineering modelling has shown that converting large areas of rainforest into urban sprawl floodplains exacerbates the magnitude of flash flooding.
Insurance premiums will increase as adversely-affected property values decrease.
Land developers and planners involved in extensive clearing of the natural environment should be subject to a levy to cover the costs of downstream flood mitigation and clean-up. — Tom Avery Cannonvale