This study aims to present viable alternatives to minimize the disastrous effects of flood through the empirical analysis of the flood in Gangneung area. This study was proceeded under the hypothesis that the defence policy against recurring floods seems ineffective and unpractical due to the lack of reasonable recognition on the natural disaster and the misleading management of artificial resources. In reality, most local governments experiencing the recurring floods focus on recovery policy such as reconstructions, financial supports, and compensations for the damaged area.
Although the damages from the flood can be said to come directly from the relentless falling of heavy rains, the heavy rains itself dose not lead to the unbearable damages. The damages are rather triggered by the erratic change of channel and flooding of the banks in the process of the water draining down to the sea through the rivers or waterways. Accordingly, it is possible to reduce the loss from the flood by the analysis of the causes of the alternations of channel and overflowed banks. We ourselves reproduce the causes of flood, which is linked to the mismanagement of potential resources that can play supporting or elastic roles under the unforeseeable situations. That is, natural disaster like flood can be