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Flood

Science / Geology / Flood: An overflow of water onto lands that are normally above local water levels. Can be caused by stream discharge exceeding the capacity of the stream channel, storm winds and reduced pressure drawing water from a lake or ocean onto the coastline, dam failure, lake level increase, local drainage problems or other reasons.
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Flood Verb Synonyms: inundation, deluge, overflow(ing), dbcle
Flood Noun Synonyms: abundance, deluge, overflowing, surge, outpouring, torrent, tide, tidal wave, stream, rush, flow, glut, surfeit, satiety, profusion, over-abundance, superabundance, nimiety, plethora, excess, surplus, superfluity
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Watershed And Flood Prevention Operations

Business / Agriculture / Watershed And Flood Prevention Operations: A program area of the Natural Resources Conservation Service that includes Flood Prevention Operations (under the Flood Control Act of 1944, P.L. 78-534), Emergency Watershed Protection, and Small Wat MORE

Flood Tide

Science / Geology / Flood Tide: A tidal current that generally moves landward and occurs during the part of the tide cycle when sea level is rising. (See neap tide for contrast.) MORE

Flood Strength

Science / Tides and Currents / Flood Strength: Phase of the flood tidal current at the time of maximum speed. Also, the speed at this time. See strength of current. MORE