Flood water

Definition of Flood water

Waters which escape from stream or other body of water and overflow adjacent territory, under conditions which do not usually occur. Everett v. Davis, 18 Cal.2d 289, 115 P.2d 821, 823, 824. Flood water is the extraordinary overflow of rivers and streams. Keys v. Romley, 64 Cal.2d 396, 50 Cal.Rptr. 273, 275, 412 P.2d 529. Waters which escape from a watercourse in great volume and flow over adjoining lands in no regular channel. Kennecott Copper Corp. v. McDowell, 100 Ariz. 276, 413 P.2d 749, 752.

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