lesser flood

lesser flood

[′les·ər ‚fləd]
(oceanography)
The weaker of two flood currents occurring during a tidal day.
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Lesser flood alerts were in place across Central, Edinburgh and Lothians, Fife and the Borders and a yellow warning was issued for snow-covered parts of Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway, and Lothian and Borders.
Last night the Environment Agency issued one flood warning and 12 lesser flood alerts.
Yesterday 21 river flood warnings were issued by the Environment Agency locally, along with 36 lesser flood warnings.
However, 11 of the lesser flood warnings remained on the region's rivers, mainly along the Severn.
Throughout West Wales there were 51 lesser Flood Watches in force yesterday afternoon although the situation is continuing to change as rain continues to fall.
The number on the lesser flood watch also went down from 84 to 76.
There were 63 Environment Agency flood warnings in place on rivers across England and Wales today plus 84 lesser flood watches.
After the disastrous 1993 flood and the lesser flood of 1994, Moore decided to participate in the Missouri Community Buyout Program, started after the 1993 floods.
A further 15 stretches of water were on the lesser flood watch rating, and there were no severe flood warnings.