high-water line

high-water line

[′hī ¦wȯd·ər ‚līn]
(oceanography)
The intersection of the plane of mean high water with the shore.
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I found newly emerged spotted salamanders under logs within 25 feet of the pool's former high-water line.
The greatest of those war correspondents, Ernie Pyle, wrote about the "long thin line of personal anguish" of war, after searching the effects of the dead at the high-water line on Omaha Beach the day after D-Day.
Variables included the number and density of burrows, the diameter of burrow openings, burrow distance to the high-water line, and nearest-neighbor distances.
One-way analysis of variance was used to compare sites and years for transect lengths, the number of active burrows per transect, burrow density, burrow distance from the high-water line, and nearest-neighbor distances.
Fortunately, the beach below the mean high-water line is owned by the state.
48) Consequently, regardless of whether an avulsive event exposes land previously submerged or submerges land previously exposed, the boundary between littoral property and sovereign land does not change; it remains the mean high-water line before the event.
the high-water line, low-water line, and coast lines associated with storms and relative sea-level rise).
The new law establishes the Coastal Building Zone (CBZ) as the area extending from the seasonal high-water line to a line some distance landward of the control line.
Above the fall, one soon rises above the high-water line and returns to a living stream, here dammed by beaver.
Using a compact bucket-equipped track loader and rakes, the Cedarburg crew spread and filled all but the outer row of cells with the specified granular material on the wall layers above the high-water line.
We're chipping away at it, trying to get the debris off and get it above the high-water line.
For each transect, the following measurements were made: total transect length, the number of active ghost crab burrows within the 6-m-wide swath of the transect, and the distance between each active burrow and the high-water line.