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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.
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floodplain

(ˈflʌdˌpleɪn)
n
(Physical Geography) the flat area bordering a river, composed of sediment deposited during flooding
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flood·plain

(flŭd′plān′)
Flat land bordering a river and made up of sediments such as sand, silt, and clay deposited during floods.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floodplain - a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to floodingfloodplain - 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"
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floodplain

[ˈflʌdpleɪn] Nllanura f sujeta a inundaciones de un río
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The results of the present study are also in agreement with earlier work (AGOSTINHO et al., 2000) revealing the Upper Parana river floodplain to support a high diversity of species, as reflected in both the periphytic community and other algae associated with R natans.
He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers-Environmental and Water Resources Institute, Texas Floodplain Management Association, and the Society of American Military Engineers.
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Previously, sellers in Texas had only been required to disclose whether their home was in a 100-year floodplain - an area, typically along a river or bayou, that has a 1% chance of flooding every year.
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While chairing the 54th Annual Meeting of Federal Flood Commission, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda urged the provinces and Federal line agencies for prompt approval of their respective floodplain management Acts and their strict enforcement to prevent the encroachment in the waterways on permanent basis.
Floodplain flows - the volume of floodplain flow diverted is water that would have been naturally consumed through seepage, evaporation and evapo-transpiration in the areas that are now levied off from the floodplain.
James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville, the work at Blackwell will connect the creek to the floodplain, allowing nutrient-rich waters to flow into newly created wetlands in the surrounding forest preserve instead of streets and storm sewers.
But with Hurricane Harvey weighing on their minds, Webb County officials have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reevaluate floodplain maps to determine how at-risk the landfill site is.
Leandro Castello, assistant professor of fisheries at Virginia Tech, says: 'Floodplain forests are the principal sources of food [for fish] via provision of detritus, tree leaves, fruits and insects.' Indeed, for the economically important tambaqui fish (pictured above), which can fetch top prices in fish markets, fruits and seeds constitute the major food source during high waters when the species can enter new territories to feed and spawn.
One team researcher, Oliver Wing, PhD, of the University of Bristol, says Fathom's research estimates that 40 million Americans live on the 1-in-100 year floodplain, compared to the current FEMA flood map estimate of 13 million people.