BUILDING A MORE RESILIENT CITY THROUGH FLOODPLAIN RESTORATION
After the devastating 2010 flood, Metro Nashville Government helped to facilitate a home buyout program for those that qualified to help homeowners who lived in flood zones move out of those areas. The voluntary program uses a combination of federal, state and local funds to offer market value for their homes. The homes that were bought as well as the land were deemed unsafe for future development, and were designated to be streamside buffer areas to help filter and slow stormwater entering the creek or river. The Compact works with volunteers, neighborhoods and Metro Water to restore the forested buffer along creeks of flood buy out properties by planting trees, removing invasives, and educating about the importance of these buffers.
PROJECT SPONSORS: Nashville Metro Water Services