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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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Contract Awarded for Repairs to a backwater site along the Missouri River at Ponca State Park.
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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.
But he has walked away from his role after the traumatic death of his wife and daughter, choosing instead to take a job with a country doctor in a quiet backwater.
In Illinois, restore Emiquon Preserve, a pre-European-settlement landscape of backwater lakes, wetlands, and forests virtually unmatched in the Midwest.
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Colburn's title refers to the nineteenth-century Gold Rush that transformed San Francisco from backwater to big city practically overnight.
First he broke through with a couple of walk-on parts as a singing shepherd in local productions, and then he decided to desert his backwater hometown of Odense altogether for the big time in Copenhagen.