Examples of estuary in a Sentence
the city sits on the shores of a deep estuary where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean
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The Calusa, however, relied mainly on catching fish like mullet, sharks, turtles, shellfish, and other animals from the coasts, estuaries, and mangrove forests around their villages.
Oregon and Washington will leave chinook salmon fishing open on the Columbia River through June 15 and will re-open sturgeon retention for one day, Saturday, in the estuary below Wauna.
Because of ground already saturated with moisture, as well as estuaries swollen from previous rains and flooding, the new precipitation could result in more flooding.
The wall constructed between San Diego and Tijuana, for example, has greatly accelerated the flow of waste and sediment from the informal settlement on the Mexico side into the estuary, according to the curators.
Inland, Palmetto Bluff offers numerous ways to explore the land’s pristine estuaries and primeval forests.
Delta smelt are at the heart of the tensions over California's water supply and the health of the West Coast's largest estuary.
Many Georgians hit the roads in an estuary of license plates from literally all over the country.
On Thursday, a suspicious man was seen on infrared camera in the Tijuana River estuary area near where a group of unauthorized immigrants had been apprehended the previous night.
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A partly enclosed coastal body of water in which river water is mixed with seawater is called an estuary. An estuary is thus defined by salinity rather than geography. Many coastal features designated by other names are in fact estuaries (for instance, Chesapeake Bay). Some of the oldest continuous civilizations have flourished in estuarine environments (for example, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the Nile delta, and the Ganges delta). Cities such as London (Thames River), New York (Hudson River), and Montreal (St. Lawrence River) developed on estuaries and became important commercial centers.
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: an area where a river flows into the sea
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