Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)
- The natural process whereby waters emerge from their stream channel to cover part of the floodplain. Natural flooding is not a problem until people choose to build homes and other structures on floodplains.
- Botkin, D. B. & Keller, E. A. 1998. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 2nd ed. -xxxxii + 649 pp. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.