flood stage


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flood stage

[′fləd ‚stāj]
(hydrology)
The stage, on a fixed river gage, at which overflow of the natural banks of the stream begins to cause damage in any portion of the reach for which the gage is used as an index.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The river was expected to hit flood stage Tuesday evening, then crest at 16 feet early today before starting to recede, Fraser said.
A recent record crest of 15-feet above flood stage from the river that flows through my hometown of Cedar Rapids, IA, resulted in $1 billion worth of damage (and the evacuation of about 25,000 of the city's 120,000 residents from their homes).
Damages on the continent added up to more than 25 billion Euros, and in Dresden, Germany, the Elbe River reached 9.4 meters above flood stage, a level not seen since the Middle Ages.
While several hydrological based studies have quantified the role of wetland storage in reducing peak flood stage, albeit often with inconsistent results, and the cost effectiveness of impoundment storage programs to reduce flood damage has been made, no known studies evaluate the economic feasibility of restoring previously drained wetlands on a large scale in order to reduce flood damage.
New evacuation warnings were made yesterday for residents in three small towns and part of Abilene, where a creek swelled to 23 feet above flood stage.
The tabletop fountain craze is reaching flood stage. Both retailers' and consumers' nerves are soothed by the the effects of the fountains.
A telegrapher in the second or third floor of the newspaper office in Johnstown had told the outside world he would stay on duty until the Conemaugh River rose 30 feet past its flood stage, at which time he would inform them of that depth, sign off, and get the hell out of there.
Cresting 10 to 30 feet above flood stage in places, the record-high flows scoured the countryside from Minnesota to Missouri.
ISLAMABAD -- The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said Rivers Indus and Kabul are flowing in low flood at Chashma Barrage and in medium flood Stage in "Warsak - Nowshera Reach" respectively.
Even now, the river remains well above flood stage throughout much of the Mississippi River corridor.