flood way
the channel of a river and the adjacent flood plain that is reasonably required to carry and discharge flood water

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • flood|way — «FLUHD WAY», noun. a natural or artificial pathway by which excess water drains off in floodtime …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flood Insurance Rate Map — Articleissues citationstyle = August 2007 orphan = August 2007A Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) displays the floodplains in a town or area. Such maps are used in town planning, in the insurance industry, and by individuals who want to avoid… …   Wikipedia

  • FLOOD, THE — FLOOD, THE, deluge (Heb. mabbul) described in the Book of Genesis and brought by God to destroy humankind because of its sinfulness. Outside of the Noah tales in Genesis mabbul occurs only in Psalm 29:10. In Isaiah 54:9 the great flood is called… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Flood mitigation — involves managing the effects of flooding, rather than trying to prevent it altogether. It is management of people, through measures such as evactuation and properties dry/wet proofing for example.The prevention of flooding can be studied on a… …   Wikipedia

  • flood — n 1 *flow, stream, current, tide, flux Analogous words: *excess, superfluity, surplus: incursion, *invasion 2 Flood, deluge, inundation, torrent, spate, cataract are comparable when they mean a great or overwhelming flow of or as if of water.… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Flood (Halo) — infobox VG character name = Flood caption = Halo s Master Chief (left) encounters the Flood on Installation 04. series = Halo Series firstgame = (2001) creator = Robert McLees artist =The Flood are fictional parasitic alien life forms in Bungie s …   Wikipedia

  • Flood v. Kuhn — Infobox SCOTUS case Litigants=Flood v. Kuhn ArgueDate=March 20 ArgueYear=1972 DecideDate=June 19 DecideYear=1972 FullName=Curt Flood v Bowie Kuhn, et al. USVol=407 USPage=258 Citation= Prior=309 F. Supp. 793 (SDNY 1970), preliminary injunction… …   Wikipedia

  • Flood control in the Netherlands — Without dikes, this part of the Netherlands would be flooded …   Wikipedia

  • Flood Control Act of 1917 — The Flood Control Act of 1917 ( Ransdell Humphreys Flood Control Act of 1917 , Ch 144, USStat|39|948, enacted March 1, 1917 [ [http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/mrc/history/AppendixD.htm Flood Control Act of 1917, USACE Mississippi Valley Division] ] …   Wikipedia

  • flood legends —    Some scholars and other observers find it remarkable that the peoples of the ancient Near East had several legends of a great and disastrous flood, all featuring similar events and characters. A notable myth and epic poem, the Atrahasis, for… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”