Magazine Articles | Weather n Climate | VOL. 15, ISSUE 93, November-December 2015 |


A simplistic definition of flood may be the overflowing of the normal confines of a stream or other water body. The events leading to it may be complex, caused by a combination of heavy rainfall and rivers/water body dynamics, which can happen at any time of the year. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines floods as “An overflow of water onto normally dry land. The inundation of a normally dry area caused by rising water in an...

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