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It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare and to minimize public and private loss due to flooding by provisions designed to:
(A) Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety, and property due to water erosion hazards, or which result in damaging increases in erosion or in flood height or velocity;
(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 accommodate or channel floodwaters;
(D) Control filling, grading, dredging, and other development which may increase erosion or flood damage; and
(E) Prevent or regulate the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert floodwaters or which may increase flood hazards to other areas.
(Ord. 772-11, passed 4-11-2011)