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How Likely Is a 100-Year Rainfall Event During the Next Ten Years?

AE523/AE523 by Young Gu Her, William Lusher, and Kati MigliaccioApril 9, 2018

Practices to Minimize Flooding Damage to Commercial Vegetable Production

SS425/SL 206 by Guodong Liu, Yuncong Li, Xiangju FuJune 20, 2022A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Commercial audience(s). in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Plant Systems

Private Wells 101: Bacterial Contamination and Shock Chlorination

SS700/SL487 by Yilin Zhuang and Mary LuskFebruary 16, 2021

Sources of Information on Flood-Resistant Design and Construction

DH203/DH203 by Michael T. Olexa and Sean OlevnikFebruary 1, 2024This publication is designed to provide accurate, current, and authoritative information on the subject. However, since the laws, regulations, administrative rulings, and court decisions on which it is based are subject to constant revision, portions of this publication could become outdated at any time. This publication is distributed with the understanding that the authors are not engaged in rendering legal advice or opinions, and the information contained herein should not be regarded, or relied upon, as a substitute for legal advice or opinion. For these reasons, the utilization of these materials by any person constitutes an agreement to hold harmless the authors, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the University of Florida for any liability claims, damages, or expenses that may be incurred by any person as a result of reference to or reliance on the information contained in this fact sheet.

What to Do When Septic Systems Are Impacted by Flooding from Storms or Groundwater Rise

AE591/AE591by Mary G. LuskDecember 6, 2023The purpose of this publication is to explain how septic systems may be affected by floods from hurricanes and other storms and/or by climate change (sea-level rise) that raises the level of the groundwater under septic system soils. Written by Mary G. Lusk, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, November 2023.

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PSA: Septic system maintenance after flooding

Tory MooreMay 8th, 2023Developed by UF/IFAS Extension regional specialized water resources agents Yilin Zhuang and Andrea Albertin During floods or heavy rains, the soil around a septic tank and drainfield can get waterlogged, and wastewater from the septic system can’t drain through the soil. Help avoid major problems with your system by following these guidelines when flooding occurs: […]

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