mean low water


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mean low water

[′mēn ′lō ′wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
The average height of all low waters recorded at a given place over a 19-year period.
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Our decades of expertise both sides of the border will, with this contract, mean low water bills for hundreds of public sector organisations schools, hospitals and other public buildings - and deliver much-needed savings and greater value for the Scottish taxpayer.
Dipping farther than the mean low water upon which depth charts are based, these "negative lows" or "moon tides" will suck all the water off a flat that supported boat traffic 12 hours earlier.
mean low water (MLW) from the New York Container Terminal (NYCT) in Staten Island, New York, southward to the Conoco Phillips (Phillips 66) Refinery and Oil Terminal in New Jersey.
Many days show low tides at a foot below mean low water.
The project is for the specific purpose of maintaining consistency with dredging of the Intra Coastal Waterway (ICW) channel to a depth of 15 Mean Low Water (MLW) at the City s Las Olas Marina and Aquatics Complex.
Present depths vary from elevation 0 to -12 Mean Low Water, allowing vessel access only at higher tides.