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1) flood, in hydrology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Floods occur most commonly when water from heavy rainfall, from melting ice and snow, or from a combination of these exceeds the carrying capacity of the river system,...

2) Flood, Henry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Irish House of Commons in 1759 and joined the fight to gain independence for the Irish Parliament. He lost favor with the nationalists, however, when he accepted...

3) Flood, in the Bible. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Flood, in the Bible, in the Bible: see Deluge....

4) Johnstown Flood National Memorial. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Johnstown Flood National Memorial, see Johnstown 2; National Parks and Monuments (table)national parks and monuments (table)....

5) Byrd, Harry Flood. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Harry Flood, (burd) (KEY) , 1887-1966, U.S. Senator from Virginia (1933-65), b. Martinsburg, W.Va.; brother of Richard E. Byrd. Educated at Shenandoah Academy in...

6) Deluge. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Noah and the creatures in his ark. Archaeology has yielded little trace of the biblical flood, but some oceanographers and geophysicists have speculated that the...

7) reclamation of land. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States, all these methods have been used, but the chief effort has been through irrigation. Under the Reclamation Act of 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation supplies...

8) levee. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Levees are the oldest and the most extensively used method of flood control. They are constructed by piling earth on a surface that has been cleared of vegetation...

9) Ogyges. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek mythology, ancient king of Boeotia or Attica. During his reign the Ogygian flood, a vast and destructive deluge, occurred....

10) stream. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...stream, general term applied to all bodies of water flowing in channels regardless of their size. See river; flood....

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