high-water line

high-water line

[′hī ¦wȯd·ər ‚līn]
(oceanography)
The intersection of the plane of mean high water with the shore.
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Jay's field notes indicate that a lot of them prefer facing a semi-porous wall of red mangrove roots--the really thick, jungle stuff that lies below the high-water line. Here, large fish which might have trouble navigating the mangrove's tightly spaced prop roots await the mullet, minnows, crabs and other forage to flush out of the labyrinthine recesses.
At the outset of the project, a survey would establish the existing high-water line, and that line would set the property line after the project; from that line to the ocean would be public property, creating a strip of state-owned property between the property line and the ocean.
The greatest of those war correspondents, Ernie Pyle, wrote about the "long thin line of personal anguish" of war, after searching the effects of the dead at the high-water line on Omaha Beach the day after D-Day.
Variables included the number and density of burrows, the diameter of burrow openings, burrow distance to the high-water line, and nearest-neighbor distances.
One-way analysis of variance was used to compare sites and years for transect lengths, the number of active burrows per transect, burrow density, burrow distance from the high-water line, and nearest-neighbor distances.
(48) Consequently, regardless of whether an avulsive event exposes land previously submerged or submerges land previously exposed, the boundary between littoral property and sovereign land does not change; it remains the mean high-water line before the event.
the high-water line, low-water line, and coast lines associated with storms and relative sea-level rise).
The intent of the 1985 act is to manage the most sensitive portion of the coastal area "through the imposition of strict construction standards in order to minimize damage to the natural environment, private property, and life." The new law establishes the Coastal Building Zone (CBZ) as the area extending from the seasonal high-water line to a line some distance landward of the control line.
Above the fall, one soon rises above the high-water line and returns to a living stream, here dammed by beaver.
All Geoweb sections from the bottom of the wall to the top of the culvert (the high-water line) were filled with the specified sand and gravel mixture and compacted to 95 percent density using a walk-behind plate compactor.
Fortunately, the beach below the mean high-water line is owned by the state.
For each transect, the following measurements were made: total transect length, the number of active ghost crab burrows within the 6-m-wide swath of the transect, and the distance between each active burrow and the high-water line. For each burrow, burrow diameter at its widest point was recorded, as was the compass direction of the burrow opening and the distance to the nearest neighboring active burrow.