the Flood

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Noun1.the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
flood, inundation, alluvion, deluge - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
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In a sampling session just before the planned flood, the researchers nabbed 312 juvenile humpback chub, one of the Grand Canyon's endangered fish.
But for Allen, whose house was underwater in the 1982 flood, the prospect brings fear and frustration that there's no way out.
A storage building, for example, constructed so as to be aligned with the direction of stream flow, with a front and back door, can be considered flood-proofed if the building's contents can be removed or raised above the 100-year flood elevation during a flood, the doors opened to allow free flow of floodwaters, and the building structure not susceptible to damage due to inundation or flowing water.