standard project flood
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standard project flood[′stan·dərd ′präj‚ekt ‚fləd]
The volume of streamflow expected to result from the most severe combination of meteorological and hydrologic conditions which are reasonably characteristic of the geographic region involved, excluding extremely rare combinations.
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