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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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.
Recent flooding in Selly Park, Birmingham and, below, the 2007 Tewkesbury disaster brought the dangers of building on flood plains into the spotlight
It certainly would not be a big deal if these flood plains remained as rice paddies today, considering that agriculture accounts for only 10 percent of China's GDP.
HOMES IN THE GREATER BELFAST AREA LIE CLOSE TO FLOOD PLAINS
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen's brother Barry has helped approve a EUR30 million housing development on a FLOOD plain.
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.
Flood plains border rivers and are mostly made up of river sediment deposited by floods.
We need to redefine flood plains, taking into account the possibility of storm surge," Lockhart said.
Governments would also have to restore flood plains and wetlands that absorb floodwaters.