1329.01  DEFINITIONS.
   (a)   "Flood" means a general or temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from:
      (1)   The overflow of inland waters.
      (2)   The unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source.
      (3)   Mudslides (i.e., mudflows) which are caused by accumulations of water on or under the ground.
      (4)   The collapse or subsidence of land along the shore of a lake or other body of water as a result of erosion or undermining caused by waves or currents of water exceeding anticipated cyclical levels or suddenly caused by an unusually high water level in a natural body of water, accompanied by a severe storm, or by an unanticipated force of nature, such as a flash flood or by some similarly unusual and unforeseeable event which results in flooding as defined in subsection (a)(1) hereof.
 
   (b)   "Intermediate Regional or 100-Year Flood" means a flood having a one percent (1%) chance of occurring in any given year.
 
   (c)   "Intermediate Regional Flood Plain" means the area of dry land which would be inundated by the flood waters of the 100-Year Flood.  Such area is designated as the shaded course of Buck Creek as shown on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Hazard Boundary Maps for the City of Springfield.  Copies of such maps are available in the offices of the Community Development Department of the City.
 
   (d)   "Chief Engineer" means the Engineer for the City of Springfield.
(Ord. 94-368.  Passed 10-11-94.)