Perspective on River Floods

We found an interesting 70s vintage GRCA video that has quite progressive language regarding the Grand River. It recognizes that the river ‘owns’ certain lands and makes it very clear that rivers need to flood. Rivers must flood that is one of their main purposes as they bring nutrients to the land etc.. but over time we have demonized flooding because of damage to human infrastructure. We have penned them in only to cause eventual even larger floods. In the end we simply put things where they shouldn’t have been put.

Check out the video here. 

2 Comments to Perspective on River Floods

  1. Pamela Richardson's Gravatar Pamela Richardson
    March 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Hello! Thank you so much for the link to the wonderful GRCA video! I watched it with great interest! We need to rethink stormwater management, and regard rainwater as a precious gift rather than a nuisance to be disposed of as quickly as possible! Sustainable stormwater management can use a range of methods to catch and store rainwater, beautify landscapes, reduce pollution runoff and reduce the use of potable water for irrigation.

  2. September 19, 2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Pamela Richardson. Lets expropriate Nestle. Buying back our water at $3.71 per million litres is a buy. Yes the Ont. Govt. has established case law, they can buy back property, the same property the Govt. sold to the private sector in less then a year.
    The Ont. Govt in a highway widening project to help Casino Rama succeed, seized & destroyed Fisherman’s Cove, where a $2.9 million venture started to advance ground water preservation technology, and waste reduction in the farming community.
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