inundation


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inundation

[‚i·nən′dā·shən]
(hydrology)
Flooding, by the rise and spread of water, of a land surface that is not normally submerged.
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To return to the course of the Nile: its waters, after the first rise, run to the eastward for about a musket-shot, then turning to the north, continue hidden in the grass and weeds for about a quarter of a league, and discover themselves for the first time among some rocks--a sight not to be enjoyed without some pleasure by those who have read the fabulous accounts of this stream delivered by the ancients, and the vain conjectures and reasonings which have been formed upon its original, the nature of its water, its cataracts, and its inundations, all which we are now entirely acquainted with and eye-witnesses of.
As the empire of the Abyssins terminates at these deserts, and as I have followed the course of the Nile no farther, I here leave it to range over barbarous kingdoms, and convey wealth and plenty into Egypt, which owes to the annual inundations of this river its envied fertility.
To the immense labours and fatigues of the Portuguese mankind is indebted for the knowledge of the real cause of these inundations so great and so regular.
Here and there, especially at first, the inundation started on them and swept by; but when they had done descending, and were winding and climbing up a tower, they were alone.
(as it is almost everywhere at this day, except Tartary), there is no danger of inundations of people; but when there be great shoals of people, which go on to populate, without foreseeing means of life and sustentation, it is of necessity that once in an age or two, they discharge a portion of their people upon other nations; which the ancient northern people were wont to do by lot; casting lots what part should stay at home, and what should seek their fortunes.
In like manner, the rise and fall of the tide probably answer to the periodical inundations; and thus the same effects are produced under apparently different but really similar circumstances.
In a press meet on Monday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said that the Terai inundation would be priority issue in the meeting.
"It was Chandrababu who had fled to Hyderabad gauging the intensity of the floods and the fear of imminent inundation of the residence in which he is staying," he added.
The rains disturbed routine life by causing inundation on roads, portion of roads and roadsides, power outages and frequent traffic jams.
The chief Minister visited Star Gate, Airport area, Quaidabad where he inspected flow in Malir Nadi which in inundation. Media talk: The chief minister told media that he had vowed with the people of Karachi that elected representatives, employees of local bodies, water board and civic agencies would seen working on the roads and streets and it was very much visible every where.
The rural population of South Punjab and Sindh is vulnerable to inundation from the Indus River while tribal areas can fall victim to flash flood from Kabul River and its tributaries.
HYDERABAD -- The strike of employees of Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) also become the main reason of inundation of low lying areas of Hyderabad after heavy downpour.