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Elementary Engineering Hydrology by M. J. Deodhar

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8

Flood

Chapter Outline

8.1 DEFINITION

Any flow of water that is relatively high and that may overtop the natural or the artificial banks in a reach of a channel may be called as flood.

Water may overtop the bank at some location where it may be treated that the channel is in floods. However, at some other location of the same channel, water may be contained within the banks of the channel. Thus, the same channel may not be considered in floods at that location.

In large rivers, an arbitrary level is decided keeping in mind the habitation or the farmland and other properties ...

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