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In order to accomplish its purposes, this chapter includes methods and provisions for:
(a) Restricting or prohibiting uses which are dangerous to health, safety and property due to water hazards, or which result in damaging increases in erosion or in flood heights or velocities;
(b) Requiring that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;
(c) Controlling the alteration of natural flood plains, stream channels and natural protective barriers, which help accommodate or channel flood waters;
(d) Controlling filling, grading, dredging and other development which may increase flood damage; and
(e) Preventing or regulating the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase flood hazards in other areas.
(Ord. C39-87. Passed 5-18-87; Ord. C17-04. Passed 3-1-04.)