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.
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
Flood Verb Synonyms: inundation, deluge, overflow(ing), d‚bƒcle
Science / Tides and Currents / Flood Current: The movement of a tidal cur-rent toward the shore or up a tidal river or estuary. In the mixed type of reversing current, the terms greater flood and lesser flood are applied respectively to the two f MORE
Business / Real Estate / Flood Hazard Areas: Locations specified on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maps indicating areas that are subject to flooding. The sellers agent is required to inform potential buyers if the agent has knowledg MORE
Business / Agriculture / Watershed And Flood Prevention Act Of 1954: P.L. 83-566 (August 4, 1954) established USDA’s small watershed program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service: purposes of projects built under this authority include flood redu MORE