#3966
bushrat
bushrat
Survivalist
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Robin says,

Buy your property as close to the source of running water as possible.

I would caution not to build too close. Be aware of the potential for flooding in times of heavy rains, such as in the spring time. If possible, look for a high spot of ground to build on. People already living in the vicinity of where you are planning to build can probably give you a bit of history on the area concerning weather patterns and rainfall amounts.