Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Preservation of floodplains is flood protection

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) The silting of rivers and streams leads to problems for fish, mussels, and other aquatic organisms because their habitats disappear. However, not only intensive agriculture and erosion are destroying these habitats. Now a study conducted by researchers at the Technical University Munich refutes this widespread view. In order to save the species living in the river basin -- and protect people from the threat of floods -- rivers need more space, diversity, and freedom.
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