Brewery Flats is a floodplain Dear Editor, Brewery Flats is a floodplain. Since 2011, there have been two biblical floods, one devastating flood, and one normal flood. In the last 14 years, add another six normal floods to that total. Mowed lawn, such as you would have with a soccer field, will not hold topsoil as well as natural long grass. The proposed gravel parking lot is not a good idea. Gravel does not stay put in a flood, and that gravel (that is not normal in this flood plain) washes into the creek and into people’s property, causing damage. It also changes the way the creek flows.