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floodplain

The part of a river valley that is made of unconsolidated river-borne sediment, and periodically flooded. It is built up of relatively coarse debris left behind as a stream channel ...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... ( alluvial plain , flood basin ) An area of flat, low‐lying land adjacent to a river , that is composed of alluvium . It is normally dry but is covered by water during a flood . It is formed from relatively coarse material deposited as meanders migrate across it and finer material deposited during occasional...

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

... The part of a river valley that is made of unconsolidated river-borne sediment, and periodically flooded. It is built up of relatively coarse debris left behind as a stream channel migrates laterally, and of relatively fine sediment deposited when bankfull discharge is...

floodplain zoning

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... zoning A type of natural resource zoning that prohibits and restricts development within floodplains , in order to prevent damage to property and risks to people. See also prohibition zoning...

flood-plain

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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2015
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Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
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48 words
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... The part of a river valley that is made of unconsolidated, river-borne sediment and is periodically flooded. It is built up of relatively coarse debris left behind as a stream channel migrates laterally, and of relatively fine sediment deposited when bankfull flow discharge is exceeded. ...

floodplain management

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... management A coordinated approach to the reduction of flood damage that usually includes emergency and contingency plans, flood control works, and regulations to control current and future development in the flood...

floodplain

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
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2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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5 words
floodplain

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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48 words
floodplain

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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48 words
floodplain

floodplain  

The part of a river valley that is made of unconsolidated river-borne sediment, and periodically flooded. It is built up of relatively coarse debris left behind as a stream channel migrates ...
floodplain zoning

floodplain zoning  

A type of natural resource zoning that prohibits and restricts development within floodplains, in order to prevent damage to property and risks to people. See also prohibition zoning.
floodplain management

floodplain management  

A coordinated approach to the reduction of flood damage that usually includes emergency and contingency plans, flood control works, and regulations to control current and future development in the ...
In the Beginning: The Earliest History

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Michael D. Coogan

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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2022
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Religion
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10,305 words
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...northern Iraq into the great plain of southern Iraq, until they finally meet some 160 kilometers (100 miles) northeast of the Persian Gulf at Basra. Southern Mesopotamia was essentially a floodplain. In distant geological prehistory the two rivers flowed separately into the Persian Gulf, but alluvial deposits gradually extended the floodplain, as the ancients themselves recognized. In the very beginning, When skies above were not yet named, Nor earth below pronounced by name...

Place-Names

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Margaret Gelling

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,757 words
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Oxford University Press

...and the generics of topographical names can be divided into a number of categories. In a pioneering work of 1984 ( Margaret Gelling , Place‐Names in the Landscape ), words were discussed under seven headings. These were: Rivers, Springs, Pools, and Lakes; Marsh, Moor, and Floodplain; River Crossings and Landing Places, Roads and Tracks; Valleys and Remote Places; Hills, Slopes, and Ridges; Trees, Forests, Woods, and Clearings; Ploughland and Pasture. Within each of these categories each of the most frequently used words was considered in relation to the...

fluvent

fluvent  

A floodplain soil, that usually has buried horizons and amounts of organic matter that decrease irregularly with depth.
floodway

floodway  

The river channel and parts of the adjacent floodplain that are required to carry flood water and must therefore not be built on or restricted.
river diversion scheme

river diversion scheme  

An engineering scheme that is designed to redirect flood water on a floodplain and make it flow away from built‐up areas, normally by constructing artificial channels.
panplain

panplain  

An area of very subdued relief that consists of coalesced flood-plains. It is, therefore, owing to lateral stream migration and is a component of a peneplain. Good examples are found in the ...
overbank deposit

overbank deposit  

A floodplain sediment that lies beyond the limits of the river channel and was left by floodwaters that had overflowed the river banks.
cut-off

cut-off  

A section of a river channel that no longer carries the main discharge. Its abandonment results from meander development associated with lateral channel migration across a flood-plain. Channel length ...
channel storage

channel storage  

The volume of water that is temporarily stored in a river channel and its floodplain while it flows towards an outlet (such as a lake, reservoir, or estuary).

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