flood plain


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flood plain

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

Any land area susceptible of being inundated by water from any source.
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A MILLION of the new homes the Government wants to put in place before 2020 will be built on flood plains, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABL) this week.
"In the 100-year flood category there will be a 90 per cent reduction in the flood plain and 60 per cent reduction in the 1,000-year flood at Talybont.
He said: "Some of the houses will be in a flood plain, so to address this we will be regrading a different area to take the flood water.
If your community has adopted building standards that allow such construction, homeowners in the flood plain with an excavated subgrade crawl space will bear an additional financial burden through a 15-20 percent increase on flood insurance premiums.
In addition, a small earth mound will be constructed to allow a controlled flow of surface water from the flood plain and ditch, providing an increased level of protection for Wellfield residents.
The July 9 viewpoint opines that flood plains "enrich our lives with recreation opportunities, and they're good for business.
The surprise change of attitude from the Environment Agency over the flood plain risk at the stadium was seen as opening the door.
Severe storms, flaws in the town's flood defences and houses built on Wansbeck's flood plain were possible causes of the 1963 flood which damaged 500 homes and devastated the region, while a record peak water level of 3.19 metres was recorded in the river channel in 1992.
In an interview he said: "We will never be able to say there should be a blanket ban on any building in the flood plain.
Clairville is not the ideal place for housing, it has suffered in the past from flooding and is a recognised flood plain. How many warnings do we need before the council wakes up to reality.
Documents obtained by Wales on Sunday reveal Natural Resources Wales has raised concerns the plans for a new six-lane road - parts of which run across a flood plain - have not taken into account the impact of climate change.