12-203: METHODS OF REDUCING FLOOD LOSSES:
   A.   In order to accomplish its purposes, this chapter uses the following methods:
      1.   Restrict or prohibit uses that are dangerous to health, safety or property in times of flood, or cause excessive increases in flood heights or velocities;
      2.   Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;
      3.   Control the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers, which are involved in the accommodation of floodwaters;
      4.   Control filling, grading, dredging and other development which may increase flood damage; or
      5.   Prevent or regulate the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert floodwaters or which may increase flood hazards to other lands. (1998 Code)