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a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding


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In the past 10 years, people recognised that native fish were moving from the river on to the flood-plain, and deriving all of the benefits that fish get from natural flood-plains," he added.
London, December 29 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in the US have suggested that allowing flood-plains to be submerged during storms would reduce the risk of flood damage in nearby urban areas.
Future studies should focus on Holocene alluvium in entrenched flood-plains and Fe-rich groundwater as the target areas for As pollution.
Flood-plain maps indicated the site was clear of risk; neighbors said no.
The council later rescinded its decision - then dove into an analysis of the maps citywide and a study of whether the city's flood-plain development policy was adequate to guide major projects up and down the McKenzie River.
At a work session before the hearing, councilors reviewed the city's flood-plain development policy in light of recent testimony that maps provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be inaccurate.
Councilor Dave Ralston raised the issue of city liability if flood-plain development applications are approved with prior knowledge that the maps may be wrong.
The development would lead to a net loss of flood storage capacity, which is contrary to our longstanding policy on flood-plain management,'' he said.
The project could result in removing 300 homes from flood-plain restrictions - welcome news for some homeowners who have been prevented from repairing homes damaged in the Jan.
After Thurston-area residents earlier this year challenged the validity of Springfield flood-plain maps drawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an analysis was initiated.
Fearful of a repeat of deadly 1972 floods, officials in Pennsylvania ordered the relocation of more than 100,000 people from flood-plain areas of Wilkes-Barre and surrounding communities.
THE ONLY THING moving faster than the McKenzie River is the city's effort to deal with flood-plain development.
SPRINGFIELD - The feedback was as plain as the river's edge: Developers on Monday urged the city to stick with current flood-plain development rules, while residents warned that the maps guiding that development are wrong.
The city will try to get at the truth Monday: A public meeting will be held on the city's flood-plain development policy, which faces new impacts.
These homes need not be built on flood-plains, of course; the caveat to the Tory idea is that they must then accept that new housing must be built elsewhere.