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In order to accomplish its purposes, this chapter uses the following methods:
(A) 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;
(B) Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve the 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 flood waters;
(D) Control filling, grading, dredging and other development which may increase flood damage; and
(E) Prevent or regulate the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase flood hazards to other lands.
(Ord. 593, passed 4-27-1999)