Daylighting Rivers


The pressure to develop parcels has in the past led to filling wetlands and floodplains. Although this practice is now restricted, many existing developments still occupy low lands, and repeatedly suffer flood damage. Many rivers have higher water levels, a result of increased impervious cover from construction in upland communities. Managed realignment of buildings and infrastructure out of the floodplain is a transition strategy to relocate business and housing to stable ground in higher densities, and restore low lands to provide greater water storage capacity within rivers and streams.

Part of Solution

  • Resilient Bridgeport

  • Photos

    • Pequonnock series sm
    • Pequonnock 1893