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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He was involved in the Coastal Management Program, which was instituted to protect Long Island Sound and the state's tidal estuaries.
The day brought the realization that San Diego’s gem-like harbor, designated by John S. McGroarty, the poet of the Southwest, as the most beautiful estuary in all the world, was the city’s most priceless possession.
The internet has long served as an estuary for rants — about sports, culture and especially politics.
In Brooklyn and Queens, a glacial aquifer permeates through beds of sandy Gardiners clay, the groundwater infused with metal-corroding salt from the ocean on one side and the brackish estuary of the East River on the other.
The estuaries of the Pacific Northwest are young, between 15,000 and 10,000 years old.
Free-flowing rivers and healthy estuaries benefit tourism, recreation and commercial fisheries.
Untreated sewage flows from Mexico into the river valley, fouling the estuary, beaches and surf all the way up to Imperial Beach.
Existing tidal-power schemes, such as the one on the Rance estuary in France, funnel their water through tapered concrete channels, because the turbines used in them work best when water is flowing fast.
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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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Definition of estuary for English Language Learners
: an area where a river flows into the sea
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