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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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The slot reds will be hiding under the docks along the Intracoastal, around the bridges in the bays, and along the grass shores of the backwaters.
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Ideal backwater habitat for a bluegill in late fall isn't necessarily deep, but 6 to 8 feet or deeper if they can find it.
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Backwater is also introducing the idea of ziplines and "no man's land" where the latter is known to be a wide space of area where you don't have any cover.
The clean-up started in September with the aim of creating a backwater pond to encourage wildlife and protect the area from flooding.
Backwaters are ponds linked directly to the river and provide a valuable habitat for wildlife.
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.
Now, as any crime reader knows, the last place you go when you want to get away from things is a quiet country backwater, because that's where all the really grisly crime happens.
In Illinois, restore Emiquon Preserve, a pre-European-settlement landscape of backwater lakes, wetlands, and forests virtually unmatched in the Midwest.
In a quiet backwater of fields and woods on the island of Hirvensalo in the south-west of Finland, St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel grows from its site--a hillock surrounded by pines and spruces--embracing context and the natural environment.
Colburn's title refers to the nineteenth-century Gold Rush that transformed San Francisco from backwater to big city practically overnight.