maximum flood

maximum flood

[′mak·sə·məm ′fləd]
(oceanography)
The greatest speed of a flood current.
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in addition, a rough investigation was carried out as to which maximum flood protection could possibly be realized on the existing construction by appropriate reinforcements on solid and steel construction.
NRW also pledged to continue to "evaluate evidence" from flood events to "ensure the maximum flood alleviation potential of Clywedog is realised".
Homes that had been built within the usually dry reservoir below the maximum flood pool elevation flooded for the first time (Wallace et al.
The Australian company SMEC conducted the detailed survey of Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) of the Mohmand dam but the study was rejected by the Planning Commission and EU, saying the study has underestimated the flood water in the reservoir.
For example, the first writer designed a spillway flood using a rating curve gauged to 2 [m.sup.3]/s augmented by a railway station assistant's 2 am observation of a flood slope converted by Manning n calculation to 20 [m.sup.3]/s and extrapolated to 200 [m.sup.3]/s for estimating a probable maximum flood (PMF) peak of 2000 [m.sup.3]/s.
The upper ground floor level was also built at an elevation of 20.5 meters more than the maximum flood recorded.
The Chairman said maximum flood water swept to sea every year due to shortage of water reservoirs.
In the days immediately preceding the maximum flood, the column was anointed with saffron and musk in order to help induce the most beneficial water level.
Then, X maximum flood peak flows can be obtained after the dam-breakflood routes to the downstream reservoir B by using the Muskingum method.
He says other countries such as Malaysia and Singapore apply various methods to retain maximum flood waters in underground reservoirs and tanks, but Sri Lanka does not look that way.
This is explained by the hypothesis which states that the maximum flow that can circulate through a watershed in function of its drainage area is associated to a superior limit, on the basis of the theory of the Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) and the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF).
The flood simulation system performs a simulation based on meteorological data (observed rainfall and forecast rainfall), topographical data (elevation values, land use purposes), and watercourse data (river networks, water levels, sewer systems, etc.), making it possible to predict inundation areas, maximum flood levels, and other flood-related information.

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