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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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Small-Flowering Crowfoot; Little-Leaf Buttercup, Kidney-Leaved Crowfoot; Floodplain woods; Infrequent; C = 0; BSUH 17569.
CARAVAN and camping sites built on the floodplains of Ceredigion are in real danger of suffering severe and repeated flooding in future - on a scale that could put lives in danger.
The most beneficial management strategy would be to reconnect the river channel to the floodplain wherever possible, while maintaining enough patches of accessible habitat to ensure that new niches are available to sustain the normal cycle of population extinction and reestablishment.
On the coast Northumberland 4shores is an innovative project working to find sustainable approaches to tidal flood defences in rural areas and to restore natural floodplains.
It merely stated that NOAA needed to see if any of the other bids offered a "practicable alternative" to locating the facility in a floodplain.
2008) reported under-estimated total floodplain areas of approximately 32 percent in a Level 1 analysis.
Water levels are rising as a result and the floodplains once occupied by heavy industry have been redeveloped, adding to the risk of flash flooding.
Borengasser said a few years ago that an Arkansas town resisted a new floodplain map created by FEMA.
Geomorphologist Nick Legg will present New Tools for Integrating Channel Migration Into Floodplain Management.
According to a press release issued here, Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General, WWF-Pakistan mentioned deforestation in watersheds and encroachments on floodplains for agriculture, human settlements and other purposes as the main reasons for the increasing devastation caused by heavy rains and floods.
They are labelled P1 and P2 in the floodplain, P4 and P5 in the low terrace, P7 and P8 in the middle terrace.