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Watercourse

A watercourse means only the channel and banks of an identifiable watercourse, and not the adjoining floodplain areas. The flood carrying capacity of a watercourse refers to the flood carrying capacity of the channel (except in the case of alluvial fans, where a channel is not typically defined).

 

Glossary Section
NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
Last updated July 6, 2020