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A rising body of water (as in a stream, lake, or sea, or behind a dam) that
overlaps its natural or artificial confines and that covers land not normally
under water, esp. any relatively high streamflow that overflows its banks in
any reach of the stream, or that is measured by gage height or discharge
A Flood Advisory reports on conditions favorable for flooding and will provide
locations in which flooding is more likely.
From Jackson, Julia A. (1997) Glossary of Geology, 4th Edition.
Alexandria,VA: American Geological Institute, 769 p.