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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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Thousands of Houston-area properties outside of the 100-year floodplains flooded during Harvey, according to city data.
The initial stage of the Project will include designs, approvals, operating and monitoring plans and other pre-construction activities for regulators, pipes and pumps to water wetlands and floodplains at each site.
The Minister said that there is dire need to remove the encroachments in the floodplains of river water ways through enactment of River Act and its strict enforcement by the provinces to reduce the losses to the public and private properties and precious human lives from likely floods in the coming monsoon season.
Compared to uplands, however, there are fewer protections in place for floodplains. Many are at risk of alteration.
One team researcher, Oliver Wing, PhD, of the University of Bristol, says Fathom's research estimates that 40 million Americans live on the 1-in-100 year floodplain, compared to the current FEMA flood map estimate of 13 million people.
In the past, unioniod mussels occurred frequently in various types of waterbodies in lowland areas in Japan, including river floodplains and small irrigation channels within rice paddies (Negishi et al.
Almost a fifth of the population of Hungary lives on floodplains, for example, and in England, almost one sixth of all properties are located on floodplains having at least a 1-in-1,000 risk of floods.
Meanwhile, Lane County has continued to issue permits to build in floodplains; indeed, it routinely grants variances and exceptions to allow construction and the removal of view-obstructing native trees and shrubs in riparian buffers.
It told the National Green Tribunal ( NGT): " We told them you get all the required sanctions, approvals and permits from relevant authorities: Political, judicial, municipal, etc." For compacting and levelling of marshland also, the DDA counsel said, " We asked them to proceed as per NGT directions ( as given in a January 2015 order titled Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna )." To this, NGT Chairperson, Justice Swatanter Kumar, asked him: " Did you guys visit the floodplains even once after giving the permission?
Powys, Pembrokeshire and Rhondda Cynon Taf are all considering bids to build in floodplains, while Newport has also set aside land in its local development plan for house building on vulnerable land.
Residents of NFIP communities are eligible to buy flood insurance from the federal government at premiums dictated by factors that include what kind of floodplain the structure is located on and how elevated the structure is.
The floodplain is a relatively smooth surface, adjacent to the minor bed, over which flows the river waters.
WWF-Pakistan raised serious concerns over the increased frequency of massive floods and urged the government to reduce the impacts of environmental hazards through better management of critical watersheds and floodplains.
"At Pettigrew & Associates we are committed to the health and safety of our community by helping reduce flood loss and devastation caused by flooding and to protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains," says Pettigrew & Associates CEO, Debra Hicks PE/PSI.
The riverine landscape is generally defined as a longitudinally continuous corridor consisting of those parts of the landscape directly affected by the river (i.e., channel, riparian zones, and floodplains).