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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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Our approach to environmental management on the floodway project and _East Side Road is we don't take the confrontational approach.
The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) estimated crop losses in the floodway at over $85 million, and the broader economic impact at over $156 million.
To protect the densely populated cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Corps did something they had done only once before: They activated the Morganza Floodway upstream.
Edgar Jadwin that included floodways, spillways, levee improvements and more than a dozen cutoffs along the Mississippi, Bolton said.
On May 18, 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite observed water in the Morganza Floodway along the Mississippi River.
Workers lifted 28 of the 350 floodway slats that keep the river in its channel for the first time since 2008, unleashing a torrent of water into the lake.
If the government had provided an excavator ahead of the flooding to clear the floodway, the disaster could have been averted, he said.
These levees contain about 440 miles of river and interior floodway channel along three unique Rio Grande Flood Control Systems.
Doer and his people are satisfied with floodway widening, donations to healthcare, hybrids cars, and lots of social services, fine, but that's not leadership, its housekeeping.
One of the resulting recommendations was to build a floodway that would divert water away from Winnipeg.
Senior engineer Dennis Mak said a body of water sits on a 50-year flood plain and floodway near the northeast end of the city.
For the old-fashioned way of building a gigantic floodway, you don't necessarily have to know the [wetlands] system in all the details" says Dijkman.
A thorough analysis showed that backwater would not impact developed areas nor change the Federal Emergency Management Agency's floodway delineations.
Due to floodway concerns, the affect of future flooding leaves the city economically unappealing to businesses.