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brackish

[′brak·ish]
(hydrology)
Of water, having salinity values ranging from approximately 0.50 to 17.00 parts per thousand.
Of water, having less salt than sea water, but undrinkable.
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So when more recent waves and tides brought in salty seawater from the ocean, the brackish water underneath the beaches became salty enough to release the cesium from the sand, and it was carried back into the ocean.
As per the contract, the Karachi University will grow halophytic fodder on the brackish underground water in Thar Coal Block II of Tehsil Islamkot, Tharparkar, which will be fully facilitated by SECMC.
According to long-term (1960-2007) water balance calculations, the inflow of brackish water from the Baltic Sea to the Curonian Lagoon is 6.
There is an ocean of brackish water under our feet unaffected by drought.
The knowledge on the biochemical mechanisms of lettuce plants under saline conditions and in different cultivation techniques is essential to maintain a competitive production in the market using brackish water.
Most of those miles contain brackish water; technically speaking, this water is only somewhat saline.
This program also provides for strengthening drinking water supply systems in Cap Bon, the Sahel and Sfax through the acquisition and connection of 30 mobile units for desalination of sea water, the acquisition and connection of 3 stations of brackish groundwater and the achievement of 20 deep wells.
Experts testified that the wastewater, laced with chemicals including the flammable liquid acetone, probably reached a brackish aquifer beneath the neighboring farm's land.
Barrier islands in the northern Gulf often feature small, brackish pools that demonstrate varying degrees of connection to adjacent marine systems.
At the end we have a volume of less brackish water and a smaller volume of very salty water," says Amelie Janin, who holds YRC's Industrial Research Chair in Mining Life Cycle.
The study, carried out by University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Chicago, indicated that the Eocene Arctic sand tiger shark was thriving in the brackish water, while the modern sand tiger sharks living today are very intolerant of low salinity.