inundation

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inundation

[‚i·nən′dā·shən]
(hydrology)
Flooding, by the rise and spread of water, of a land surface that is not normally submerged.
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In Kalahandi, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts incessant rains caused several rivers to be in spate and inundate over six villages and snap the road links, officials said.
On the other hand, the researchers estimate that a space rock 300 m across could generate a tsunami about 11 m high and inundate areas as far as 1 km inland.
At Sukkur and the Indus River is likely to touch an exceptionally high flood level on August 7 (tomorrow) and may inundate low-lying areas of Sukkur, Larkana, Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Naushero Feroze.