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PREFERRED TERM
floodplain setting  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • The surface or strip of relatively smooth land adjacent to a river channel, constructed by the present river in its existing regimen and covered with water when the river overflows its banks. It is built of alluvium carried by the river during floods and deposited in the sluggish water beyond the influence of the swiftest current. A river has one floodplain and may have one or more terraces representing abandoned floodplains.
DESCRIPTION
  • The surface or strip of relatively smooth land adjacent to a river channel, constructed by the present river in its existing regimen and covered with water when the river overflows its banks. It is built of alluvium carried by the river during floods and deposited in the sluggish water beyond the influence of the swiftest current. A river has one floodplain and may have one or more terraces representing abandoned floodplains.
IDENTIFIER
  • floodplainSetting
TITLE
  • floodplain setting
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventEnvironmentValue/floodplainSetting
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EQUIVALENT CONCEPTS
Event Environment