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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Ban all building on flood plains or design the buildings to flood as used to happen centuries ago.
A Welsh Government report titled "M4 corridor around Newport" warned a new road could have "effects on water quality, hydrological regimes, flood plains and areas of flood risk".
A survey of 25 major British and north-west French sites dating from 500,000 to 200,000 years ago has revealed that early humans - members of the now long-extinct species Homo heidelbergensis - predominantly chose to live on islands that were located in major rivers' flood plains.
Big increases in building on flood plains to meet increasing demand for homes by the expanding population is one reason for the warning.
Last month, Green party leader and Environment minister John Gormley vowed to create rules to prevent building on flood plains, after flash floods devastated parts of Cork, Limerick and Kerry.
One was a finding the property technically is in a flood plain, even though initial research couldn't find evidence of flooding in the area in recent years or in decades past, he said.
Chuck Pavey, who sits on Tewkesbury council, said the town had paid the price for building on the flood plain.
Located on the edge of a flood plain that was colonised for housing many years ago, today the river is almost untraceable, existing as a small stream along the westernmost edge of the site.
Senior engineer Dennis Mak said a body of water sits on a 50-year flood plain and floodway near the northeast end of the city.
Ron Davis, an Illinois state mitigation officer for FEMA, said an at-grade structure in a 100-year flood plain has a 30 percent chance of flooding during its 30-year mortgage: The chance of fire occurring during that same time period is 1 percent.
Among other things, the bill requires a study of increasing the 500-year flood plain and the mandatory purchase requirement to the 500-year flood plain.
Now that I live in a New York flood plain, shouldn't I get a break for building a dike around my house?