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Managing Water Impacts on Your Property

Water management including occasional flooding is already a consideration for many property owners across Sanibel and Captiva. The effects of climate change, including expected increases in heavy rain events, likely means even more home and business owners will be searching for options to help manage excess water in their yards and across their landscaping. While the following strategies are not suited for dealing with sources of flooding like the record storm surge our communities saw during Hurricane Ian, they may be useful for addressing impacts of minor flooding on people’s properties associated with more regularly-occurring rain events, especially when multiple strategies are adopted.

Links & Resources

  • Construct a rain barrel system to catch excess rainwater (Note: overflow hardware is recommended for rain barrels, especially in response to particularly heavy rain events)

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