flood plain


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floodplain
top: a river at normal level
bottom: a river that has flooded and spread to low-lying areas on either side of the river

flood·plain

also flood plain  (flŭd′plān′)
n.
A plain bordering a river and subject to flooding at times of high water.

flood plain

n
1. (Physical Geography) the flat area bordering a river, composed of sediment deposited during flooding

flood′ plain`

or flood′plain`,


n.
a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally subject to flooding.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flood plain - a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to floodingflood plain - a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding
champaign, plain, field - extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
References in periodicals archive ?
Despite stricter controls on development in areas at risk of flooding, local authorities are still granting planning permission to developers to build in flood plain areas.
Following pressure from community councillors, the Environment Agency has agreed to reduce the flood plain area for Talybont, Gwynedd, by almost 90 per cent.
"Basically all the building work is pushing the flood plain back.
Flood protection bunds exist on both banks of Indus River stretch and the flood plain is 8-12km,' the meeting was informed.
Flood protection bunds exist on either bank of Indus River stretch and the flood plain is eight to 12 km.
The WAPDA chief told the meeting that around 56,500 acres land would be acquisitinoned which include 55,000 acres for flood plain, 700 acres for right bank canal and 800 acres for Left bank Canal.
The WAPDA chief told the meeting that around 56,500 acres land would be acquired which includes 55,000 acres for flood plain, 700 acres for right bank canal and 800 acres for left bank canal.
According to Delhi government, the Yamuna flood plain project is first of its kind in the country and was recommended in BGT order 2015 which talked about Yamuna Rejuvenation plan.
The flood plain of the Ravi was found mostly contaminated with arsenic.
We are not sure which flood plain rules are being used by various cities and municipalities, but surely there's a need to change the minimum requirements developers must follow before they are allowed to build in flood plains.
If you are getting ready to build a new home or structure, evaluate your property for a suitable building area outside the flood plain.