Floodplain Forest

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A lowland forest deciduous habitat, included as a separate Type 1 wetland cover type.

Floodproofing

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Any combination of structural and nonstructural additions, changes or adjustments to structures, which reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to real estate or improved real property, water and sanitation…

Floodwalls

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A wall built along a shore or bank to protect an area from floods.

Floodplain

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Any land area susceptible to being inundated by flood waters from any source.

Flood Stage

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An established gage height for a given location above which a rise in water surface level begins to create a hazard to lives, property, or commerce. The issuance of flood…

Flood Risk

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The chance of an area to flood.

Flood Crest Elevation

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The highest stage or level of a flood as it passes a particular location. Gages along a river record the level of water, and the highest level record at each…

Flap Gates

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Gates that prevent water from backing up out of the diversion channel after the local peaks have passed.

Final Scoping Decision Document (FSDD)

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A companion to the Scoping EAW prepared for the Project. The purpose of a FSDD is to identify those project alternatives and environmental impact issues that would be addressed in…

Free Aquisition

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Purchase of land or of an interest of land for a monetary amount.

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