Flood plains
Flood plains (Civ5)

Terrain feature
Food +2 20xFood5
Production 0 20xProduction5
Gold 0 20xGold5
Culture 0 20xCulture5
Faith 0 20xfaith5
Combat modifier -10%
Movement cost 1
Possible resources found Wheat, Sugar
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Game InfoEdit

Terrain feature found on flat desert tiles which are adjacent to rivers.

  • Base yield: 2 20xFood5 Food.

The Dutch civilization may construct Polder improvements on Flood plains.


Flood plains greatly benefit civilizations that start near large deserts, as they allow normal development in an otherwise harsh and inhospitable environment. Try to settle your cities near rivers to use the flood plains for 20xFood5 Food.

Using an Atomic Bomb or a Nuclear Missile on flood plains tiles will remove them. This is useful when facing the Dutch or any other civilization that can derive large amounts of food from flood plains.

Historical InfoEdit

Flood plains are low-lying areas adjacent to rivers. Every year the river floods, providing natural irrigation and rich nutrients to the land, making flood plains incredibly fertile and the most productive farmland in the world. Ancient Egypt owed most of its wealth and power to the annual flood of the mighty Nile river.