Glossary beginning with F

terms for which definitions are available

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FGM

Fluvial Geomorphology; the study of a stream’s interactions with the local climate, geology, topography, vegetation, and land use; the study of how a river carves its channel within its landscape

floatables

waterborne waste material and debris (e.g., plastics, polystyrene, paper) that float at or below the water surface

flood

a temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of land areas from the overflow of streams, rivers, and other waters

floodplain

any land area susceptible to inundation by water from any natural source or delineated by applicable Federal Emergency Management Agency maps and studies as being a special flood hazard area

fluvial

of or relating to flowing waters, especially rivers