greater flood

greater flood

[′grād·ər ¦fləd]
(oceanography)
The stronger of two flood currents occurring during a tidal day.
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Coastal areas are extremely difficult to insure for flood and providing greater flood insurance capacity in Florida is particularly significant because approximately one third of all U.
Soils are at risk of becoming overworked and therefore less productive, whilst housing in the wrong place can cause greater flood risks so getting the balance right for land use is crucial.
Greater flood protection will be implemented by enhancing Lake Manitoba and Lake St.
Funded by the Queensland Government s Royalties for the Regions program, the vital road will provide better access between the north and south sides of the city as well as greater flood resilience for the town centre.
Their properties were originally built to code, but were subsequently found to be at greater flood risk.
Slower-moving storms pose a greater flood risk because they have more time to drop rain on an area.
The Department also adopted a new rule to increase the required minimum flood-proofing elevation so substantially damaged buildings and other new construction are built to withstand greater flood risk.
Water resources for populated lowland regions are influenced by mountain climates and vegetation; shifts in intra-annual precipitation regimes could lead to critical water amounts resulting in greater flood or drought episodes.
In contrast to Kriesel and Landry (2004), we find that mortgage borrowers hold no greater flood insurance coverage, but they do exhibit less elastic flood insurance demand.
In any case the attempt to do so, and to deal with other impacts such as the need for greater flood protection, would significantly add to the cost of the project.
Clive Walmsley, environmental change adviser for the Countryside Council for Wales, said a sea level rise of around 10cm during the 20th century had already contributed to coastal erosion and created steeper beaches, damaging vital habitats and posing a greater flood risk.
The new equipment was unveiled as Durham MP Roberta Blackman-Woods demanded greater flood protection for her constituents.

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