flood plain

   The surface or strip of relatively smooth land adjacent to a river channel, constructed by the present river and covered with water when the river overflows its banks. It is built of alluvium carried by the river during floods and deposited in the sluggish water beyond the influence of the swiftest current [6].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • flood plain — flood′ plain or flood′plain n. geo a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally subject to flooding • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • flood plain — flood plains also floodplain N COUNT A flood plain is a flat area on the edge of a river, where the ground consists of soil, sand, and rock left by the river when it floods …   English dictionary

  • flood plain — n. a plain that borders a river, formed from sediment deposited by floods: also written floodplain …   English World dictionary

  • flood plain — n the large area of flat land on either side of a river that is sometimes covered with water when the river becomes too full …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flood plain — flood ,plain noun count a flat area of land near a river that often floods when the water level rises …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flood plain — ► NOUN ▪ an area of low lying ground adjacent to a river that is subject to flooding …   English terms dictionary

  • flood plain — noun a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding • Syn: ↑floodplain • Hypernyms: ↑plain, ↑field, ↑champaign * * * a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flood plain — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flood plain : singular flood plain plural flood plains a flat area of land near a river that often floods when the water level rises …   English dictionary

  • flood plain — salpa statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Iš upės sąnašų – aliuvio – susidariusi apatinė upės slėnio terasa, reguliariai apsemiama pakilusio vandens. atitikmenys: angl. backwater; creek; flood plain vok. Fluβauen, f;… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • flood-plain — lanka statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Per pavasario potvynius apsemiama paupio pieva. atitikmenys: angl. bottom land; flood plain; river flat vok. überschwemmte Flußniederung, f; March, f; Marschland, n; Wiese, f rus. пойма …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • flood plain —    The nearly level plain that borders a stream and is subject to inundation under flood stage conditions unless protected artificially. It is usually a constructional landform built of sediment deposited during overflow and lateral migration of… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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