Descriptor English: Flood
Descriptor Spanish: Crecida
Descriptor Portuguese: Cheia
Descriptor French: Inondation
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: Bassin Versant DeCS
Inondations MeSH
DeCS ID: 34714
Unique ID: DDCS034714
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Inondation - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060603
Preferred term Inondation

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