low water


Definition of low water

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

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Historically low water levels on the Rhine River, a major petroleum product transportation corridor, have led to transportation disruptions for diesel shipments by barge. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "Oil Demand Flashes Red, Sending Crude Prices Even Lower," 20 Dec. 2018 Some sailings earlier this fall were disrupted by the low water levels, which led a lot of insiders to forecast that Christmas market cruises would be hit hard this season. Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Are Europe's Low Water Levels a Problem For Your Holiday Cruise?," 30 Nov. 2018 Even with lower water levels, rescue efforts are tricky, officials have warned. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Thai soccer team rescue might need to happen sooner than expected, experts warn," 2 Oct. 2018 Boil water advisories are issued out of an abundance of caution because lower water pressure can result in contaminants infiltrating the pipes that deliver the city's water supply. Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "Boil-water advisory issued for east bank of New Orleans: S&WB," 18 Jan. 2018 The water and sewer company with about 30,000 customers in the San Tan Valley area has faced hundreds of complaints from customers this year alone, including for low water pressure that forced at least one school to flush toilets with bottled water. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Judge slams Johnson Utilities' service, says company needs an emergency manager," 12 July 2018 The mat-sinking unit just replaces old blocks during low-water season - or what passes for low water these days. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway," 17 Mar. 2018 Larger boats with longer trailers requiring deeper water may have difficulty launching with current low water conditions. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Catfish action picking up in Kansas, Missouri lakes," 11 July 2018 Even with lower water levels, rescue efforts are bound to be tricky, officials have warned. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Thai soccer rescue efforts might need to happen sooner than expected, experts warn," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of low water

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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