flow·​age | \ ˈflō-ij How to pronounce flowage (audio) \

Definition of flowage

1a : an overflowing onto adjacent land
b : a body of water formed by overflowing or damming
c : floodwater especially of a stream
2 : gradual deformation of a body of plastic solid (such as rock) by intermolecular shear

Examples of flowage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Litke reports that the National Hydrography Dataset has 54 different terms, including lake, pond, basin, flowage and reservoir that more or less mean the same thing—lake. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Minnesota and Wisconsin Are Beefing About Who Has More Lakes," 20 July 2019 The recreation area in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest surrounds a flowage lake created by a dam on the Mondeaux River. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's highest point - Timm's Hill - is a quiet escape away from everything," 5 July 2018 Friday Late Night The Hayward landscape is dotted with pubs, like Pat’s Landing Bar & Grill on the flowage, where patrons are known to wash down white cheddar cheese curds with a cold beer. Travelwisconsin.com, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two Days to Explore: Hayward," 4 Jan. 2018 The intent of the plan is to improve water quality on flowages, which have attracted anglers, boaters and property owners for generations. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Plan seeks to drown out sea of green on popular Wisconsin River reservoirs by cutting algae-causing pollutants," 22 Feb. 2018 The eastern fifth of the flowage is a voluntary quiet area, with more slow-boating fishermen and paddlers than the busier western side that sees more powerboats. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "12 places to camp along water in Wisconsin," 12 Apr. 2018 Founded in 1942, Fincantieri Marinette Marine is located on the Menominee River flowage into Green Bay. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Contract awarded for new Navy combat ship in Marinette," 9 Oct. 2017 Covering nearly 37,000 acres in Iron County, the flowage was created in 1926 by a dam on the Flambeau River downstream from its confluence with the Turtle River. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin’s Northwoods abound in lakes, trees and that special 'up north' feeling," 27 July 2017 A dam project from the late-1920s created a flowage that gained a reputation for staggering walleye numbers. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Canadian waters intrigue, treat San Diego fishing expert," 7 July 2017

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First Known Use of flowage

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Flowage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowage. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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