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flood tide

[′fləd ‚tīd]
(oceanography)
That period of tide between low water and the next high water.
A tide at its highest point.
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Flood tides affect breeding ecology of two sympatric Sharp-tailed Sparrows.
Bacteria are carried into the system on the flood tides from Ballona Creek where they subsequently are reduced in numbers, probably from sunlight and other natural wetland process.
The majority of seaward movement occurs though ebb-tide transport (ETT) in which females swim in the water column during ebb tides and remain on the bottom during flood tides (Tankersley et al.
Source: Tidal Lagoon Power Limited | A five-mile-long, semi-circular sea wall | The wall would be 35ft above the sea at low tide but 9ft at high tide | It would be built from rock and rubble | In-built turbines would then generate enough electricity 16 hours a day from ebb and flood tides to power 107,000 homes | It could be connected to the National Grid by 2017 | It would create up to 40 permanent jobs, plus 250 workers over two years to construct it | Fish would be able to pass through the sea wall but larger creatures like seals would not | It could last for 120 years | Fishing facilities, walking and cycling paths over the sea could be built on top
The youngsters were playing on a sandbank, unaware that a flood tide was imminent.
Because results of previous work indicated that megalopae should be most common in the water column during nocturnal flood tides (Tankersley & Forward 1994, Tankersley et al.
The proposed 250MW power plant will produce predictable, baseload electricity for 16 hours each day, using both the ebb and flood tides, and could be capable of generating electricity equivalent to Swansea's entire domestic consumption, It would save more than 200,000 tonnes of CO2 per year for its design life of over 100 years.
She observed that flood tides had badly affected seven million people in Sindh, over 600,000 in Balochistan and millions of other people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
Fish closer to the shoreline on flood tides and edges of the bar on lower tide stages to keep up with the moving pods of reds.
Other points made by Hafren Power include: | Britain will be a tidal technology leader, able to export expertise; | there will be no material interference with present navigation patterns; | upstream ports will be accessed via deep, free-to-use mid-channel locks; | ports will benefit from construction traffic and ongoing maintenance; | turbines that generate on ebb and flood tides, permitting broadly normal tidal patterns, will preserve 60% more intertidal wildlife habitat than previous proposals.
QUETTA, October 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Legislators in the Balochistan Assembly on Thursday expressed their concerns that due to destruction of Irrigation system by raging flood tides in Eastern Balochistan might provide an environment to extremist forces to take benefit of the situation.
But take note: On extreme flood tides, you will have to start your fishing early, as 6-foot and higher tides can over-flood areas.