flood plain

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  • The flood plain is much longer north to south than it is east to west.
  • Large areas are kept free of buildings to provide a flood plain.
  • Sometimes there is a narrow flood plain between the water and the wall. Cited from Canyons of the Colorado, by J. W. Powell
  • This river must have formed the flood plain during that age.
  • The land is mostly level since much of it is on the river's flood plain.
  • It has not only made this flood-plain, but many others. Cited from Uncle Robert's Visit, by Parker & Helm
  • These gradually build up to create the floor of the flood plain.
  • On the flood plain, a greater variety of species may be observed.
  • Most of the land surrounding the river is a broad flood plain.
  • At the western end there is a tree-covered flood-plain.
  • The town has since adopted a flood plain management plan.
  • The area is level, part of the creek's former flood plain.
  • Its course remains as a flood plain, but water does not normally flow here any longer.
  • The new building was built above the flood plain to prevent future flooding.
  • Between these two areas is a wide flood plain.
  • Sometimes there is a narrow flood plain between the river and the wall, on one side or the other. Cited from Canyons of the Colorado, by J. W. Powell
  • This will create additional space within the flood plain for the river during annual floods.
  • Properties closer to the river channel and the natural flood plain pay more than properties further away.
  • It leaves the original flood plain out of reach of even the highest floods. Cited from The Elements of Geology, by W. H. Norton
  • Flood plains may be very wide in relation to the size of the river channel.
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