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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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The best bet wilt be heading to the backwaters early morning and then transitioning to the bridges and jetties midday.
"I have not encroached the backwaters. There is no need for me to do so," Chandy, a businessman-turned-politician of the Nationalist Congress Party told reporters in Kochi.
In October 2013 during early fall migration of waterfowl, we collected sediment core samples in backwaters (i.e., connected, off-channel backwater wetlands) and randomly throughout Dresden reach.
Crappie and bluegill movements into and out of backwaters are relatively short and rather predictable.
How: Lake Vembanad is the biggest lake with the most number of backwater cruises to offer--you can get a day package or opt to stay on a state-run houseboat.
And when the subjects are being viewed through rain, it just adds another dimension to the already picturesque backwaters of Kerala.
The River Don backwaters project aims to be completed by March.
The Living Waterways project - a link-up between the Environment Agency and Durham Wildlife Trust - has been granted pounds 19,000 funding to create a backwater pond on the River Don in West Boldon.
With the presence of perennial chains of rivers, backwaters, and beaches it musters immense scope for the travelers to spend their holidays in the destinations completely new to every taste of domestic and international travelers.
Let''s hope other cruise lines don''t follow suit and we end up the shipping backwater we were pre-1715.
Known as the ATVs of outboards, mud motors are engineered to propel waterfowlers and loads of gear through just about any weed-infested backwater swamp or stump-choked shallows to get to ducks and geese.