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an obstruction of broken river ice in a narrow part of a channel.
a mass of lake or sea ice broken and piled up against the shore by wind pressure.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Other types of flash floods can occur from dam or levee failures, or a sudden release of water held by an
As the day waned, a backflow of ice and water caused by the
downstream began moving.
The sudden break-up of an
or the failure of a dam may also result in flash flooding.
Comprehensive records of
damage were not found.
can act as a dam, causing water to back up behind it.
Water held back by the
or debris dam can cause flooding upstream.
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