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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And five instrument stations in a nearby estuary that transmitted real-time weather and environmental data blinked offline this past Saturday night as Hurricane Harvey roared ashore.
Cuxhaven, located strategically near the estuaries of the Elbe and Weser rivers, is a center of fish production and processing.
Oregon's resident population of gray whales show up periodically in several estuaries, to the delight of tourists.
The fish are feeder kings that have moved into the Chetco estuary to eat anchovies.
Outside, on his back lawn, overlooking a lovely estuary, MacWilliams had placed silhouettes of wild beasts to deter Canada geese from landing.
Rain washes the chemicals from the land into the water and the contaminants are carried downstream by rivers and creeks into lakes, reservoirs and estuaries.
Biologist Laurie Weitkamp and other researchers are hoping to discover clues to salmon survival by analyzing the blood of young fish in the Columbia River estuary.
The lengthy documents, known as biological opinions, represent a pivotal point for the project, which would burrow a pair of 35-mile-long tunnels beneath the Delta in an effort to re-engineer the way water flows through the fragile estuary.
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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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