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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Stability of Rock Riprap for Protection at the Toe of Abutments Located at the Flood Plain.
This increase in the FEMA budget would assist in moving or rebuilding flood prone buildings outside of flood plains, and/or cover the costs to elevate flood prone homes and other structures above anticipated flood levels.
While FEMA building requirements for structures in a flood plain are tougher, Gleason said they make a real difference.
Kelso invented and patented a system that uses dynamic concrete hydraulic cylinders to elevate structures above the flood plain.
However, environmentalists fear that the relief road would have a negative impact on the Gwent Levels flood plain - a site of special scientific interest.
What's more, the flood plain generated vast numbers of water plants with nutritional edible roots.
Look at the recent floods - we recently had cars floating in the Middlesbrough College car park, another flood plain.
It also likely means that the current policy of grandfathering existing rates for many customers affected by changes in flood plains will have to be modified, the actuary adds.
Trowbridge Mawr, east of Cypress Drive, Cardiff Parkway and land areas 9-12 in St Mellons are all what I would say are greenfield sites, plus again highly protected land and flood plains.
A SITE earmarked for housing on farmland in Bedworth has been labelled "a flood plain.
Nationally, development in the flood plain increased by 12 per cent (210,000 properties), compared to seven per cent in the rest of England over the past ten years.
But flooding becomes a serious problem when cities on the flood plain become the sites of massive immigration.