Floodplain

A floodplain or flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river that stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls and experiences flooding during periods of high discharge. It includes the floodway, which consists of the stream channel and adjacent areas that actively carry flood flows downstream, ...
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floodplain

The flat land that surrounds a stream and becomes submerged when the stream overflows its banks.
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Floodplain

(1) A flat tract of land bordering a river, mainly in its lower reaches, and consisting of ALLUVIUM deposited by the river. It is formed by the sweeping of the meander belts downstream, thus widening the valley, the sides of which may become some kilometers apart. In time of flood, when the river overflows its banks, sediment is deposited along the...
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floodplain

a flat expanse of land bordering an old river. . . (see Reid and Wood 1976:72, 84).
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Floodplain

a flat valley floor in which a river meanders, and which may be flooded from time to time after heavy rain.
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floodplain

Area bordering a stream over which water spreads when the stream tops its channel banks.
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floodplain

flat land area adjacent to a stream, composed of unconsolidated sedimentary deposits (alluvium) and subject to periodic inundation by the stream. ... [8 related articles]
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floodplain

floodplain, level land along the course of a river formed by the deposition of sediment during periodic floods. Floodplains contain such features as levees, backswamps, delta plains, and oxbow lakes. Floodplains may be extensive, such as below the conflux of the Ohio and the Mississippi, where they ...
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Floodplain

Land adjacent to a watercourse that would be subject to repeated flooding under natural conditions.
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Floodplain

Land that gets covered with water as a result of the flooding of a nearby stream. Or level lowland bordering a stream or river onto which the flow spreads at flood stage.
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Floodplain

Relatively flat area found alongside the stream channel that is prone to flooding and receives alluvium deposits from these inundation events.
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floodplain

Relatively flat surfaces adjacent to active stream or river channels, formed by deposition of sediments during major floods. The floodplain may be covered by water during floods: 100-year floodplain: That area that would be covered by water during the 100-year flood event. Historic floodplain: An area larger than the 100-year floodplain. ... (05 De...
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Floodplain

The area inundated when a river is in flood. These areas tend to become progressively wider the closer the river gets to the sea.
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floodplain

The flat area adjacent to a stream or river, where floodwaters may accumulate and dissipate their destructive energy.
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Floodplain

The flat or nearly flat land along a river or stream or in a tidal area that is covered by water during a flood.
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Floodplain

The flood plain is the flat land of the river valley close to the river banks. The floodplain is usually found in the lower course of a river. It is a fertile area of land, used for agriculture and growing crops.
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Floodplain

The low relief lands bordering a stream or river, common to the mature and old age stages of stream development. Floodplains store excess water in times of high water, and excess sediments in times of low water. Beware of building your dream house on a floodplain - they tend to get rather wet at irregular intervals.
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floodplain

The surface or strip of relatively smooth land adjacent to a stream channel produced by the stream's erosion and deposition actions; the area covered with water when the stream overflows its banks at times of high water; it is built of alluvium carried by the stream during floods and deposited in the sluggish water beyond the influence of the swift...
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