New Orleanians could help reduce flood risk

Not-so-fun fact: Paving front yards in excess of 40% is illegal in most neighborhoods.

“The more pavement we have, the less water the ground absorbs.┬áThe less water the ground absorbs, the faster the water pours into the storm drains. The faster the water pours into those drains, the more likely it is that the system will become overwhelmed and that the water will back up.”

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