Flood control

methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters

Flood control is a term to refer to measures that protect settlements, people and property against flooding. Such measures include building dams, levees and weirs. People also move away from floodplains where flooding is frequent.

Although it may be impossible to prevent flooding, there are a number of methods you can carry out to stop the water coming into your home or working environment.[1] Simply follow these steps:

  1. Set up flood-barriers
  2. Have flood doors and windows installed if necessary
  3. Set up prevention and reaction solutions

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  1. "Flood Defences". www.flood-defences.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-09-30.