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backwater

a body of stagnant water connected to a river

Backwater

 

a body of water protected from floating ice and currents on a navigable river, where vessels are stored or repaired. Backwaters are provided at river ports, ship-repair and shipbuilding enterprises, and bases of operations. De-pending upon their uses, distinctions are made among winter boat storage, repair, and other types of backwaters. Backwater protection is either natural (spit or island) or artificial (dike or crib).

backwater

[′bak‚wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
A series of connected lagoons, or a creek parallel to a coast, narrowly separated from the sea and connected to it by barred outlets.
Accumulation of water resulting from and held back by an obstruction.
Water reversed in its course by an obstruction.
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Benny said it would be constructed on piers and there will not be any need to reclaim backwaters.
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And when the subjects are being viewed through rain, it just adds another dimension to the already picturesque backwaters of Kerala.
Homosassa, the backwaters inside Chassahowitzka Point 28-42.
The River Don backwaters project aims to be completed by March.
The Living Waterways project - a link-up between the Environment Agency and Durham Wildlife Trust - has been granted pounds 19,000 funding to create a backwater pond on the River Don in West Boldon.
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Cochin (Kerala), July 29 (ANI): Braving the rough weather conditions, enthusiastic rowers carried out their first practice session for the upcoming Jawaharlal Nehru Trophy in the backwaters of Allepey here on Thursday.
To think the Pier Head was once the starting and finishing point for the big transatlantic liners, and now we are forced to pack relatively small ships off to the scrapheap-surrounded backwaters of a Mersey dock where winds, tide and cramped conditions have made their visits too tricky to continue.
Keeping in mind the poor performance of reversing the prop, as with standard outboards, Pro-Drive realized that it would not do the serious sportsman much good, especially in vegetation and mud-choked backwaters where it is needed.
Most visitors will have taken a side trip into the Keralan Backwaters, a huge jungly expanse of waterways inland from the coast, perhaps spending a day on a traditional reed-built rice boat and lapping up the isolation and serenity.
Most visitors will have taken a side trip into the Keralan Backwaters, a huge jungly expanse of waterways inland from the coast, perhaps spending a day or an overnight on a traditional reed-built rice boat and lapping up the isolation and serenity.