floodplain floodplain  /f ˈləd ˌpleɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding

Usage(s):

  1. Its only real benefits would come from increased yields for a few well-connected corn and soybean farmers in the floodplain.
  2. Left to its own devices, a flooding river spreads horizontally, filling its natural floodplain and enriching it with fertile, alluvial soil.
  3. Global warming will bring increased risks to anyone located in a floodplain.

News

  1. Jasper County Approved for Emergency Conservation Program

    NEWTON — The Emergency Conservation Program is administered by the Farm Service Agency and covers damage to farmland, conservation structures, as well as damage to land in the floodplain. Producers/landowners who have suffered terrace washouts, flood debris, including sand and silt deposits, in the fields, and other damage to eligible conservation structures, should contact the Jasper County FSA ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Newton Daily News

  2. Water testing due in Smith R.

    Six samplings to be taken in estuary near agriculture More than $30,000 will be spent on a water testing project planned to begin late this summer in the Smith River floodplain, the “Easter Lily Capital of World” and home to more than 1,100 residents. The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board will start sampling water from the Smith River estuary in the late summer and will continue ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Daily Triplicate

  3. Plainville Awards $258,934 Bid To Raze 13 Homes In Flood Zone

    — The job to raze 13 homes the town is buying on a Pequabuck River floodplain was awarded Monday to a Bristol contractor.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX CT Hartford

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Quotes

  1. "The house that Gordon built may not be built on sand but it has certainly been built on a floodplain," Mr Cable said. "The water is now pouring through the defences after the near collapse of Northern Rock; a product of greed and reckless...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Vince Cable Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "When complete, the Little Calumet River Flood Control project will get people, homes and businesses out of the floodplain and eliminate their mandatory flood insurance payments - which is essentially an automatic tax cut for the people affected in...
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Pete Visclosky Source: Inside INdiana Business (press release)

  3. "Flood insurance rate maps have a tremendous impact on economic development, particularly in small towns and rural areas like we have throughout Iowa. Homeowners also get a shock when they suddenly find their home in a floodplain without...
    on Mar 20, 2010 By: Charles Grassley Source: Burlington Hawk Eye

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