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floodway

[fluhd-wey] /ˈflʌdˌweɪ/
noun
1.
the channel and adjacent shore areas under water during a flood, especially as determined for a flood of a given height.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; flood + way
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Examples from the web for floodway
  • Permissible uses within flood plain but outside floodway.
  • It should be noted that floodway revision is a lengthy process and should be avoided when possible.
  • Fill is prohibited within the floodway unless it has been demonstrated that it will not result in any increase in flood levels.
  • The floodplain consists of two areas: the floodway and the floodway fringe.
  • The red dots are brown stakes that mark the boundaries in the floodway.
floodway in Science
floodway
  (flŭd'wā')   
A channel for an overflow of water caused by flooding.
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