There is no denying that flood based damages are horrible to say the least; they have been around for some time now, but it is important to understand that the chaos they leave behind is, in many cases – unimaginable. The sad thing is that coastal development, as well as climate change are two factors that are creating an increase in the risk of flooding for the communities that are established along the U.S Gulf Coast. IN a situation like that, the restoration of oyster reefs, as well as restoration of marshes are actually great way of preventing damages that are caused by floods.
This was according to a study published, the comparison of cost effectiveness of nature based as well as artificial solutions for flood reduction at the Gulf of Mexico. The study that was conducted showed just how valuable it is to use sources based on nature rather than the artificial ones. You are not only going to save money, but also going to save the nature itself.
The hurricane in 2017 was a cruel reminder of the power a hurricane has. At the same time, the hurricane ended up showing some of the impacts these coastal storms have on the economy. The Gulf Coast is known for facing intense hurricanes, and in addition to that, the concept of land subsidence as well as rising sea levels is pretty prominent and on the rise. Another fact that plays an important role in the increasing of coastal flooding is obviously the climate change that is slowly taking the rise.
As per the study, the good news is that it is completely possible to opt for solutions that are more cost effective, and while it may seem like there is a long way to go, the good thing is that all of it is possible if the proper actions are taken to say the least. The comparison between natural and artificial resources is stark, and the good thing is that you can actually prevent the flood based damages using nature as one of the best tools in your arsenal. Sure, the implementation is something that is going to take some time but the good news is that it is entirely possible and has been in the work for some time in order to ensure that the nature can be protected the right way.
Taking all of this in account, one can only say that nature is something that is giving us so many different benefits that it is entirely up to us to make sure that use it the right way. Sure, there are some ways that you might feel that it is not going to be enough, but do know that the early research is something that happens to be a lot more interesting, and the results that have been yielded are pretty good. The research is going to keep going on, and there will be more positive outcomes in the future as well.