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Found Inundation 13 times.

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1. Aquatic roots
Roots that develop on stems above the normal position occupied by roots, in response to prolonged inundation with water.

2. Arched roots
Roots produced on the plant stems in a position above the normal position of roots, which serve to brace the plant during and following periods of prolonged inundation with water.

3. Drift line
An accumulation of water-carried debris along a contour or at the base of vegetation that provides direct evidence of prior inundation and often indicates the directional flow of flood waters.

4. Hypertrophied lenticels
An exaggerated (oversized) pore on the stem of woody plants through which gases are exchanged between the plant and the atmosphere; serves to increase oxygen to plant roots during periods of inundation or soil saturation.

5. Inundation
A condition in which water temporarily or permanently covers a land surface.

6. Levee
* An embankment built along a river for flood protection. * An embankment on or along the bank of a stream or lake to protect outer lowlands from inundation.

7. Overbank flooding
Any situation in which inundation occurs as a result of the water level of a river or stream rising above bank level.

8. Overbank flooding
Any situation in which inundation occurs as a result of the water level of a river or stream rising above bank level.

9. Pneumatophores
Modified roots rising above ground that may function as a respiratory organ in plant species subjected to frequent inundation or soil saturation.

10. Tidal influence
Exposure of intertidal land to periodic inundation of seawater twice daily due to the rising and falling of the tides.


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