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flooding

[′fləd·iŋ]
(agriculture)
Filling of ditches or covering of land with water during the raising of crops; rice, for example, must have occasional flooding to grow properly.
(chemical engineering)
Condition in a liquid-vapor counterflow device (such as a distillation column) in which the rate of vapor rise is such as to prevent liquid downflow, causing a buildup of the liquid (flooding) within the device.
(petroleum engineering)
Technique of increasing recovery of oil (secondary recovery) from a reservoir by injection of water into the formation to drive the oil toward producing wellholes. Also known as waterflooding.
(psychology)
A behavior therapy for phobias and other problems involving maladaptive anxiety, in which anxiety producers are presented in intense form (real or imagined) and continued until the stimuli no longer produce disabling anxiety.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Flooding

 

in military affairs, an obstacle created to compel the enemy to abandon an area he has occupied, to hinder his advance, to disrupt bridges and ferrying and landing operations, or to interrupt communications in the rear of the enemy. For flooding an army may use a water reservoir on a river or a tributary; a lake, a river, or a canal with a spillway that regulates water supply; or a sea or a gulf if the water level is higher than the land and is separated from it by dunes or dikes. Flooding was used in World War I and World War II.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

flooding

1. The stratification of different-colored pigments in a paint film.
2. Introducing water, by gravity, into the backfill surrounding a pipe in order to compact the backfill.
3. A temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas resulting from (a) the overflow of inland or tidal waters, or (b) the unusual and rapid accumulation of runoff of surface waters from any source.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flooding

Various denial-of-service techniques that saturate a critical resource, leading either to system failure or to the exclusion of legitimate access. See email bomb, Fraggle attack, smurf attack and SYN-flood attack.
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(https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/03/21/noaa-warns-unprecedented-spring-flood-season-that-may-become-more-dire-coming-weeks/?utm_term=.36b988218c03) According to Edward Clark, director of NOAA's National Water Center , "The extensive flooding we've seen in the past two weeks will continue through May and become more dire and may be exacerbated in the coming weeks as the water flows downstream.
Many people and properties are not covered for flooding under standard homeowners insurance policies.
Ibadan is known to have witnessed several devastating flood incidents since 1933 and flooding has become a perennial occurrence but the August 26, 2011 has been adjudged to be the most destructive with monetary value of damages to property running into billions and many lives lost; a total of 39 bridges and culverts were damaged in the floods.
Climate likely to frequent intense Floods They are also at the highest risk of death in floods as they are less likely to perceive the risks flooding poses to their lives.
Sarah is working on behalf of the Environment Agency and the Durham & Darlington Civil Contingencies Unit (CCU) to increase flood resilience in areas at risk of flooding. In Middlesbrough, 2,300 properties are considered to be at risk of surface water flooding.
Only people who live in flood-risk areas will benefit from Flood Re, and even then it will depend on how much they pay for the flooding part of their home insurance.
Homeowners in inland states, however, don't believe there's a high risk of flooding and tend to purchase Flood insurance only when there is a mortgage requirement, said Dickson.
It is an internationally accepted norm to inform people in time about threats of flooding and getting them evacuated.
"A year ago there were no formal flood defences in Warkworth and a number of residents suffered from flooding during the tidal surge that hit the north east coast on December 5, 2013.
STAFF at Natural Resources Wales have begun their door-knocking campaign to raise awareness of the risk of tidal flooding in Prestatyn.
MORE homes are at risk of flooding in Cardiff than four years ago, according to Environment Agency figures.