flood basin

flood basin

[′fləd ‚bās·ən]
(geology)
The tract of land actually submerged during the highest known flood in a specific region.
The flat, wide area lying between a low, sloping plain and the natural levee of a river.
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through the escape canal, it ends up in the flood basin of the bramyanum dam, at an altitude of +78.60.
The PS10m flood basin was built after the devastating 2015 Boxing Day floods.
Manila Bay also became the flood basin of three large regions.
Filipino-American Courtney Melissa Gray and Erika Lukang finished in the last two spots of the nine-person field in women's competition in a 10-kilometer course around this scenic man-made lake that was dug as a flood basin.
Going by historical records, except for its expansion in the north towards Ganderbal and some highlands in the central Badgam districts, the entire growth of summer capital Srinagar through residential colonies, business centres and even government infrastructure creation has for over 130 years been in the flood basin of the Jhelum river that flows through the city.
While Lawrence says the areas on the left bank of the Jhelum were part of the city's flood basin in 1893, today it has densely-populated residential and commercial areas of Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Gogjibagh, Wazirbagh, Natipora, Chanapora, Barzalla, Santnagar, Rawalpora, Peerbagh, Bemina, Qamarwari and a dozen others.
It paid $765,000 in bribes to build a large refrigerated distribution centrr in an environmentally fragile flood basin north of the city, the Times said.
He said that it seemed that the Vorticella-like organism must have anchored itself to a freshly deposited cocoon in a flood basin and become trapped in the solidifying wall.
The troops also reportedly talked about tunnelling into the lair but the building was found to be in a flood basin and the water table was too close to the surface.
According to Alan, "Tens of thousands of Haitians are sleeping on the ground in a flood basin under make-shift structures made with old bed sheets.
C3 facies is interpreted as overbank deposits produced by the waning flow strength of sandy to muddy sheetfloods through crevasse splays, whereas C4 facies indicates a flood basin origin in a well drained oxygenated environment.
Subsequently, the manipulator rotates the box to allow wash residues to drip into the flood basin and then sets the box back down on the roller conveyor.