low water


: a low stage of the water in a river or lake
also : low tide

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But for archaeologists — amateur and professional — low water levels could unveil a trove of previously unknown artifacts, and with an ever-changing riverbed, the next drought could reveal a very different landscape. Keely Brewer, Journal Sentinel, 11 Nov. 2022 What river, featured in Monday’s episode, has record low water levels due to drought in the central part of the United States? CNN, 10 Nov. 2022 Microbialites support brine flies, which in turn feed millions of migrating birds each year at the Great Salt Lake, but that food web is collapsing due to low water levels and rising salinity. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Nov. 2022 On the Mississippi River, low water levels mean harvested crops and other cargo are being shipped much more slowly, straining crews and costs. Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 7 Nov. 2022 On Friday, the Coast Guard said there were more than 1,800 barges and vessels stuck along the river because of low water levels. Kim Chipman Bloomberg News (tns), al, 23 Oct. 2022 This summer’s outage was the latest crisis to roil the city, which suffered a stretch of low water pressure after a winter storm last year hobbled operations at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. Bracey Harris, NBC News, 17 Oct. 2022 People in Jackson, Mississippi are far from strangers of low water pressure, boil water notices, and most infuriating– being ignored by state government leaders. Maisie Brown, Essence, 6 Sep. 2022 Lumumba — a Democrat who was not invited to the Republican governor's news conference — said flooding has created additional problems at the treatment plant, and low water pressure could last a few days. Arkansas Online, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of low water was in the 15th century

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“Low water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20water. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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