Check out the information in the module about flooding. Flooding can be the result of a number of causes – some that can be mitigated and some that cannot. Often, temporary flooding, while inconvenient, is the result of natural causes and often has benefits to the surrounding habitats, exchanging nutrients and habitat-building materials. However, if human-built infrastructure is being damaged, alterations or mitigating efforts may need to be done. Record the date, time, location and extent of the flooding. Get photos, including background landmarks if possible and safe. Contact your local public works department, conservation commission or conservation district. The Flooding Module has a list of contacts that may be able to help.
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