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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 9th, 2018

Practices to Minimize Flooding Damage to Commercial Vegetable Production

SS425/SL 206 by Guodong Liu, Yuncong Li, Xiangju FuJune 20th, 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 16th, 2021

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

AE591/AE591by Mary G. LuskThe 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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After the Storm: Flooded Landscapes

Theresa BadurekAugust 31st, 2023Was your landscape swamped by the recent hurricane? Many plants in the landscape are not tolerant of standing water, especially salty or brackish water. Under these conditions the roots cannot get oxygen and essentially the root system suffocates. Some plants can tolerate up to a week or so flooded, while others will be damaged after […]

How Manatee County Residents Can Prepare for a Hurricane

Nelly NelsonAugust 9th, 2023The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th, and if you live or work in Manatee County Florida, here is how Manatee County residents can prepare for a hurricane.   Sign Up for Alert Manatee If you live or work in Manatee County, you’ll want to sign up for Alert Manatee! You’ll […]

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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