name: response to flooding
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def: "Any process that results in a change in state or activity of a cell or an organism (in terms of movement, secretion, enzyme production, gene expression, etc.) as a result of a stimulus indicating flooding, short-term immersion in water." [GOC:lr]
comment: Note that this term should not be confused with 'response to deep water ; GO:0030912'. Flooding refers to short-term immersion, whereas 'response to deep water ; GO:0030912' refers to standing in water throughout an organism's life cycle.
is_a: GO:0006950 ! response to stress
is_a: GO:0009415 ! response to water
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