flood waters

Waters above the highest line of the ordinary flow of the stream. Texas Co. v Burkett, 117 Tex 16, 296 SW 273, 54 ALR 1397. Forming a continuous body with the water flowing in the ordinary channel, or, if temporarily overflowing presently to return to such channel, to be regarded as still a part of the stream. 56 Am J1st Wat § 92; Anno: 20 ALR2d 656.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • FLOOD, THE — FLOOD, THE, deluge (Heb. mabbul) described in the Book of Genesis and brought by God to destroy humankind because of its sinfulness. Outside of the Noah tales in Genesis mabbul occurs only in Psalm 29:10. In Isaiah 54:9 the great flood is called… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Flood mitigation — involves managing the effects of flooding, rather than trying to prevent it altogether. It is management of people, through measures such as evactuation and properties dry/wet proofing for example.The prevention of flooding can be studied on a… …   Wikipedia

  • Flood (Young Ones episode) — Flood was the sixth episode of British sitcom The Young Ones . It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first aired on BBC2 on 14 December 1982 and was the final episode of the first… …   Wikipedia

  • Flood geology — Part of a series on Creationism History of creationism Neo creationism …   Wikipedia

  • Flood myth — Great Flood redirects here. For other uses, see Great Flood (disambiguation). The Deluge , frontispiece to Gustave Doré s illustrated edition of the Bible. Based on the story of Noah s Ark, this shows humans and a tiger doomed by the flood… …   Wikipedia

  • Flood control — For the protocol issue, see Flood control (communications). A weir was built on the Humber River (Ontario) to prevent a recurrence of a catastrophic flood. Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of… …   Wikipedia

  • waters — n. 1) flood waters (the flood waters receded) 2) coastal; international; navigable; territorial waters 3) in waters (the ship was in international waters) 4) (misc.) to fish in muddy/troubled waters ( to attempt to stir up trouble ); to take the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • flood — flood1 [ flʌd ] verb ** ▸ 1 when water covers something ▸ 2 arrive in large numbers ▸ 3 when light fills place ▸ 4 about engine ▸ 5 suddenly start to cry ▸ 6 when face turns red ▸ 7 feel emotion strongly ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive if water… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flood */*/ — I UK [flʌd] / US verb Word forms flood : present tense I/you/we/they flood he/she/it floods present participle flooding past tense flooded past participle flooded 1) [transitive] if water floods a place, it covers it Water burst through the dam… …   English dictionary

  • Flood bypass — A flood bypass is a region of land or a large man made structure that is designed to convey excess flood waters from a river or stream in order to reduce the risk of flooding on the natural river or stream near a key point of interest, such as a… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.