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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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Benavides III - started applying back in 2011 for the local, state and federal approvals needed to operate a waste site, or develop in a floodplain.
According to the company, Jain is a registered professional engineer, a certified floodplain manager (CFM) and a qualified review specialist with 24 years of experience.
Because of their high productivity, floodplain ecosystems are acknowledged as hotspots of biodiversity (Gibbs 2000, King et al.
Almost a fifth of the population of Hungary lives on floodplains, for example, and in England, almost one sixth of all properties are located on floodplains having at least a 1-in-1,000 risk of floods.
Preserving the integrity of floodplains is necessary for our own survival.
Delhi Development Authority squarely blames AOL for violation of green norms on Yamuna floodplains
The Clark Fork couldn't be allowed to wash away some of the toxic sediments left in place along the floodplain.
Cotef (1973) proposed for the Danube valley the plain low-level expression, defined in terms of hypsometric view, below an altitude of 15 m, widely corresponding to the entire floodplain of the Danube.
They are labelled P1 and P2 in the floodplain, P4 and P5 in the low terrace, P7 and P8 in the middle terrace.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers established the national program for professional certification of floodplain managers in 1998, following five years of research.
Activity for floodplain lots results from speculation that the Agua Fria River may someday be channelized, thereby removing many lots from floodplain classification and causing significant value increases.