Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Farming Near Rivers

... will be reduced in China.  They're not completely  stupid. 

This would be a great idea in America too, for several reasons.  It would reduce runoff, improve wildlife habitat, and buffer human areas against flooding.  If we simply designated a boundary area along all the waterways, we would make a huge improvement in water quality, wildlife conservation, and safety.  I would even bet that economic gains from avoiding floods would equal or exceed the loss of crops, since areas immediately adjacent to rivers aren't the most reliable producers due to flooding already.
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