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Table of contents: Foreword -- Overview of evaluation framework -- Natural flood protection description, objectives, and criteria -- Background -- Applying the evaluation framework -- Weighting -- Rating -- Introduction -- Provide protection from flood damage -- Integrate within the watershed -- Geomorphology : physical stream functions and processes -- Minimize maintenance requirements -- Protect the quality and availability of water -- Cooperate with other local agencies to achieve mutually-beneficial goals -- Community benefits beyond flood protection -- Minimize life-cycle costs -- -- Impacts are avoided, minimized or mitigated -- Appendix A. Glossary of terms -- Appendix B. Additional information on individual criteria -- Appendix C. Criteria rating documentation and justification tables -- Appendix D. Object rating matrices (forms) -- Appendix E. Alternative comparison matrix (form) -- Appendix F. Support/conflict matrix.
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