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brackish

[′brak·ish]
(hydrology)
Of water, having salinity values ranging from approximately 0.50 to 17.00 parts per thousand.
Of water, having less salt than sea water, but undrinkable.
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To facilitate management decisions, this study aimed to investigate how bird species richness and abundance is related to livestock grazing on salt, and brackish marshes.
Experts testified that the wastewater, laced with chemicals including the flammable liquid acetone, probably reached a brackish aquifer beneath the neighboring farm's land.
At the end we have a volume of less brackish water and a smaller volume of very salty water," says Amelie Janin, who holds YRC's Industrial Research Chair in Mining Life Cycle.
In the agreement with the landowner, STW will drill down into the Santa Rosa brackish aquifer and process the water onsite using a reverse osmosis and concentrator process.
The scheme of conversion of brackish water into sweet water will also be launched in other districts of the province, he informed.
The study, carried out by University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Chicago, indicated that the Eocene Arctic sand tiger shark was thriving in the brackish water, while the modern sand tiger sharks living today are very intolerant of low salinity.
Resident Muhammad Ramadan said he had to settle for brackish water as it was impossible to get potable water because of the huge crowd at the water supply center.
Barrier islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico often feature small, brackish pools that demonstrate varying degrees of connection to adjacent marine systems.
So far the majority of farmed fish are either freshwater species or those that can grow in brackish water.
As chairman of the School Land Board, which manages the real estate portfolio of the state's $26 billion Permanent School Fund, Patterson is investigating the feasibility of tapping into Texas' abundant brackish groundwater, desalinating it, and selling it.
Residents of Tarpum Bay on the island of Eleuthera have been suffering with brackish and poor quality water for many years.
Brackish water is present in the ground above and in adjacent areas to the resource however it is currently thought that the volumes are smaller than requirements.