flood plain


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flood plain

the flat area bordering a river, composed of sediment deposited during flooding

flood plain

Any land area susceptible of being inundated by water from any source.
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200/2014 has directed to identity and demarcate the flood plains of river Ganga from Haridwar to Unnao and has ordered that till the said identification and demarcation of flood plain is completed, 100 metres from the edge of the river would be designated as no development/construction zone.
Continuing to build in the flood plain will leave a legacy of rising costs of protection and flood damage in the face of climate change," it said.
11 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed 300,000 years before the emergence of anatomically modern humans, prehistoric people chose to predominantly live on islands in the flood plains of major rivers.
Trowbridge Mawr, east of Cypress Drive, Cardiff Parkway and land areas 9-12 in St Mellons are all what I would say are greenfield sites, plus again highly protected land and flood plains.
Areport has revealed a timebomb which could leave thousands of Midland homes at risk due to widespread building on flood plains.
Chairman of the Municipality Abdullah Al-Zahrani said the two plots of land are not situated in a flood plain and that there are no risks to residents on the long run.
SO Brynle Williams, Assembly Member for North Wales, rightly complained about unaffordable insurance premiums for houses on flood plains (article DP 23.
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen's brother Barry has helped approve a EUR30 million housing development on a FLOOD plain.
Nine out of 10 people said they would be put off buying a property that was located on a flood plain, and 22 per cent of people who have previously lived in an area that is at risk of flooding said they had trouble selling their home because of the problem.
LEOMINSTER - An affordable-housing project of rental town houses to be built on Adams Street is finally under way, after the homes had to be redesigned because the property is considered to be in a flood plain.
Many blame the council for allowing new homes to be built on the flood plain, causing the unprecedented flooding which engulfed the area when the Avon and Severn burst their banks.