Flood peak

What is Flood peak?

Flood peak meaning A strip of relatively smooth land bordering a stream, built of sediment carried by the stream and dropped in the slack water beyond the influence of the swiftest current. It is called a living flood plain if it is overflowed in times of highwater; but a fossil flood plain if it is beyond the reach of the highest flood. (Bryan, 1922, p. 88.)The lowland that borders a river, usually dry but subject to flooding. (Hoyt and Langbein, 1955, p. 12.)That land outside of a stream channel described by the perimeter of the maximum probable flood. (After White, 1945, p. 44.)FIGURE


reference: USGS – Water Basics Glossary