annual flood

annual flood

[′an·yə·wəl ′fləd]
(hydrology)
The highest flow at a point on a stream during any particular calendar year or water year.
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The annual flood season had ended and the water level in the rivers was going down.
The annual flood has covered roads and settlements in all five municipalities of the capital city with average water height of one to two meters.
The annual flood of predictions saying that Toronto will win the division has to be right sometime, sort of like predictions that the stock market will crash always are eventually.
75 billion euros in such measures, Europe's annual flood losses could be reduced by around 7 billion euros, or around 30 percent, by 2050, it estimated.
Overseen by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the program uses statistical data to create Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), which display regions at or below Base Flood Elevation (BFE)--meaning they have a one-percent chance of annual flood and therefore are in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).
In the 20th century, the Nile's annual flood began to witness gradual reductions in level when first the Aswan Dam, and then finally the High Dam in the 1960s, were constructed with the flood ceasing after the vast High Dam Lake extending 500 kilometres to Wadi Halfa in Sudan filled and the level of the Nile in Egypt was artificially controlled.
29, 2011, after allegedly learning in June 2011 that a neighbor's flood zone determination resulted in a much lower annual flood premium than plaintiffs were being charged.
Matt Croft, RNLI deputy divisional inspector of Wales and West division, said: "It was one of our annual flood rescue exercises for our volunteer crews.
Shifflett presented the annual flood outlook to municipal flood coordinators who met at the GRCA office in Cambridge on Feb.
Security chiefs believe Islamist groups are hellbent on blitzing Britain by taking advantage of the annual flood of Yuletide gifts mailed here from across the globe.
This river experiences a large annual flood event which proved a challenge for the Design-Build Constructor.
Bosses estimate annual flood damage claims could rise to pounds 22bn by 2020.

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