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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Their observations inform us that Abyssinia, where the Nile rises and waters vast tracts of land, is full of mountains, and in its natural situation much higher than Egypt; that all the winter, from June to September, no day is without rain; that the Nile receives in its course all the rivers, brooks, and torrents which fall from those mountains; these necessarily swell it above the banks, and fill the plains of Egypt with the inundation.
To return to the course of the Nile: its waters, after the first rise, run to the eastward for about a musket-shot, then turning to the north, continue hidden in the grass and weeds for about a quarter of a league, and discover themselves for the first time among some rocks--a sight not to be enjoyed without some pleasure by those who have read the fabulous accounts of this stream delivered by the ancients, and the vain conjectures and reasonings which have been formed upon its original, the nature of its water, its cataracts, and its inundations, all which we are now entirely acquainted with and eye-witnesses of.
As the empire of the Abyssins terminates at these deserts, and as I have followed the course of the Nile no farther, I here leave it to range over barbarous kingdoms, and convey wealth and plenty into Egypt, which owes to the annual inundations of this river its envied fertility.
Here and there, especially at first, the inundation started on them and swept by; but when they had done descending, and were winding and climbing up a tower, they were alone.
The reaping of the wheat had begun in our north midland county of Loamshire, but the harvest was likely still to be retarded by the heavy rains, which were causing inundations and much damage throughout the country.
The wet spell disturbed routine life by causing inundation in urban areas, frequent power outages and massive traffic jams.
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The warning reads: " Due to forecast uncertainty, the actual areas that experience life-threatening inundation may differ from the areas shown on this map.
coastal communities will be affected by chronic inundation --defined by UCS as flooding that occurs 26 times per year.
This doctoral dissertation examines uncertainty in flood inundation models and develops methods for the use of probabilistic flood maps derived by hydraulic models in spatial planning.
The survivors' accounts have much in common in describing the time of the earthquake, retreat of the sea, numbers of tsunami waves, time intervals between waves, and local inundation limits.
They are the first and second fatalities classified as Inundation in 2016.