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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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Indian Naval Academy overcoming the challenges imposed by cyclone Ochki, conducted the eighth edition of Admirals Cup Sailing Regatta entirely at Marakkar Watermanship Training Centre (MWTC) on the banks of the Kavvai backwaters at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala.
As per the information, the collector had reported that the minister had encroached on backwaters and violated rules.
Fishing the backwater marsh areas is one of my favorite things to do.
Total energetic carrying capacity [kg-ha and duck energy days (DEDs)] of seeds and tubers collected in sediment core samples (n = 78) produced by six submersed aquatic vegetation taxa and six highest producing moist-soil vegetation taxa collected from Dresden reach backwaters and random sites, 2013-2014 Taxon n (a) kg/ha DEDs Vegetation type Vallisneria americana 12 2,504.
Crappie and bluegill movements into and out of backwaters are relatively short and rather predictable.
Go on beyond the door, you find yourself in an open courtyard on the backwaters.
Having set free from the jetty, the boathouse moved at a steady pace, giving ample time to click the backwaters and the daily life on its shores.
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.
The locals here turned up in large numbers to support the fervour and hard work of their favourite teams, as the rowers rolled their exquisitely crafted snake boats into the backwaters for the training session.
Let''s hope other cruise lines don''t follow suit and we end up the shipping backwater we were pre-1715.