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It is the purpose of this chapter to promote public health, safety and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions within flood-prone areas by provisions designed to:
(A) Restrict or prohibit uses that are dangerous to health, safety, and property due to water or erosion hazards, or that result in damaging increases in erosion, flood heights or velocities;
(B) Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;
(C) Control the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels and natural protective barriers, which are involved in the accommodation of floodwaters;
(D) Control filling, grading, dredging and all other development that may increase erosion or flood damage; and
(E) Prevent or regulate the construction of flood barriers that will unnaturally divert floodwaters, or that may increase flood hazards to other lands.
(Ord. passed 7-15-2003; Ord. 2019-09, passed 9-12-2019; Ord. 2020-02, passed 6-11-2020)