A flood is an overflow of a body of water (rive, lake) that submerges land or the abnormal accumulation of water on the surface due to excess rainfall and rise of the groundwater level above surface on impermeable or saturated terrains. source: CRED
27 Aug 2015, SMH
Caution comes from Stuart Khan, associate professor at the school of civil and environmental engineering at the University of NSW, who has been telling the state government for three years that it should never let Warragamba rise to full – because ample space is needed for flood mitigation, writes Rick Feneley for the Sydney Morning Herald...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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