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Descriptor English: Flood
Descriptor Spanish: Crecida
Descriptor Portuguese: Cheia
Descriptor French: Inondation
Entry term(s): High Water
High-Water
Maximum Rise in Water Level
Maximum Water Level
Tree number(s): SP8.473.654.552.412
Scope note: Significant rise of water level in a stream, lake, reservoir or a coastal region. (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) In a catchment area or water shed, the swelling of a stream or water course to levels above normal, following heavy precipitation and snow thaw. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
Annotation: do not confuse with FLOODS; see also SWELL
Related: Floods MeSH
Watershed DeCS
DeCS ID: 34714
Unique ID: DDCS034714
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Flood - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060603
Scope note Significant rise of water level in a stream, lake, reservoir or a coastal region. (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) In a catchment area or water shed, the swelling of a stream or water course to levels above normal, following heavy precipitation and snow thaw. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
Preferred term Flood
Entry term(s) High Water
High-Water
Maximum Rise in Water Level
Maximum Water Level



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