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flood tide

[′fləd ‚tīd]
(oceanography)
That period of tide between low water and the next high water.
A tide at its highest point.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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So, the front is able to advance far upstream during the following flood tide.
Captain John Botko of Salty Feather Charters (saltyfeather.com), who has been fishing the flood tide since 1986, filled me in.
Considering all decapods, we found higher numbers of developmental stages (>40) during flood and high tides, with a maximum of 60 stages at the nocturnal flood tide. Lower numbers were observed during the diurnal low tide (Fig.
During the three wet weather runoff events (Table 1), salinities ranged from 0.5-2.2 ppt on the flood tides, and 7.5-8.9 on the ebbs, reflecting the influence of runoff from both Ballona Creek and the marsh flats and surrounding bluffs.
(2004) field study found a switch in the time of vertical migration from ebb to flood tide after larval release as predicted from the field study of Tankersley et al.
Up-estuary migration is accomplished through flood-tide transport, in which animals ascend into the water column during flood tides and remain on or near the bottom during ebb tides.
High water levels caused by winds, a full moon, flood tides, or combinations of all these factors allow redfish to feed on the excellent stock of fiddler crabs.
The decision to use low-head turbines to generate power on both ebb and flood tides will permit broadly normal tidal patterns and so protect wildlife whilst defending properties and floodplains from tidal floodiing and rising sea levels.
In that scheme, the turbines would generate enough electricity 16 hours a day from ebb and flood tides to power 107,000 homes - equivalent to Swansea's annual domestic electricity use.
Education Departments officials told on Thursday, the figure include 268 school premises in district Jaffarabad which was completely destroyed by raging flood tides after breach in Tori Band along Indus River in month of August.
The Dee is notorious for shifting sands and deep gutters and the fast flood tides can quickly trap people.