flood plain

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flood plain

Any normally dry land that is susceptible of being covered by water from any natural source.

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Perhaps, rather than restrict the river we should further develop sacrificial flood plains and subterranean reservoirs to counter the speed at which the water is channelled to the rivers.
However, environmentalists fear that the relief road would have a negative impact on the Gwent Levels flood plain - a site of special scientific interest.
Flood plains also provided raw material for making tools and lighting fires.
In the Midlands between 2008-11 some of the worst areas for using this land were Stratford-on-Avon District, where 22 per cent of new development was on flood plains, Wyre Forest District with 23 per cent, and Wychavon District with 18 per cent.
Philp said flood insurance might get stripped out if the government does not address the major problems highlighted by the Pitt report and if the planning authorities do not stop construction in at-risk areas such as flood plains.
But his plan has already hit a snag - there are no officially designated flood plains in Ireland.
Companies who build in the flood plains, reports the Times, were "able to use special financing because Missouri allows it for projects in areas that are considered blighted, or where development is not likely to occur without help.
Many blame the council for allowing new homes to be built on the flood plain, causing the unprecedented flooding which engulfed the area when the Avon and Severn burst their banks.
I understand that Gallagher Estates is planning to build a road for free from the profits to be made from selling the 750 to 800 new homes that are to be built on flood plains at the rear of University Hospital in Walsgrave.
As if taunting the heavens, local Sacramento politicians have insanely allowed developers to construct thousands of residences on the bottomlands of flood plains.
Flood plains border rivers and are mostly made up of river sediment deposited by floods.
The classic example of this, across the developed world, is the near obsession with building on flood plains.