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flight information center


A center established to provide flight information and alerting services.
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flood mitigation


Methods of reducing the effects of floods. These methods may be structural solutions (e.g., reservoirs, levees) or nonstructural (e.g., land- use planning, early warning systems).
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flood marks


Natural marks left on a shoreline, trees, or other objects indicating the maximum stage of floods.
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flood irrigation


(Also called level basin system.) Irrigation by quickly inundating a flat field to a predetermined depth.
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flood interval


The interval in time between consecutive cycles of tidal floods. See also flood current.
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flood forecasting


The use of real-time precipitation and streamflow data in rainfall-runoff and streamflow routing models to forecast flow rates and water levels for periods ranging from a few hours to days ahead, depe [..]
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flood forecast


Forecasts used to provide warnings for people to evacuate areas threatened by floods, and to help in the operation of flood control structures.
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flood current


The movement of a tidal current toward the shore or up a tidal river or estuary. See flood tide.
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flood channel


An enlarged stream channel carrying water during floods.
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floeberg


A mass of hummocked ice, formed by the piling up of many ice floes by lateral pressure; an extreme form of pressure ice. It may be more than 50 ft high and resemble an iceberg.
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