low water


Definition of low water

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

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Blooms can be caused by a variety of factors, including increases in nutrient levels from fertilizer run-off, low water flows, changes in water temperature or changes in ocean currents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says. Michelle Lou, CNN, "All 21 of Mississippi's beaches are closed because of toxic algae," 7 July 2019 The range over the past 25 years along the Detroit River has been about a 3-foot difference from low water level to high. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "High water levels foreshadow huge cost of climate change in Michigan," 16 July 2019 The issue prompting the order involves potential contamination because of low water pressure, Worden said. Rick Kambic, chicagotribune.com, "Boil order issued for portions of Vernon Hills, Mettawa," 18 June 2019 But the fire crews were hindered by low water pressure and damaged sprinkler systems and by intense radiant heat gusting between combustible structures. New York Times, "The Day the Music Burned," 11 June 2019 Although the incoming high tide is generally considered the best time to fish, Davenport said low water can be productive because the fish have less room to move around. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Working the night shift: Snagging salmon in Seward," 11 June 2019 Though the shop initially stopped renting swan boats last week due to low water levels in the lake, employees were notified of the blue-green algae presence and told to refrain from renting boats until the issue is resolved. Marie Fazio, chicagotribune.com, "Park District: Stay out of Humboldt Park lagoon due to toxic blue-green algae," 25 June 2019 Officials said Saturday that work was being done to fix low water pressure at the prison complex in southeast Arizona. Chris Coppola, azcentral, "Douglas prison still plagued by low water pressure; emergency measures remain in place," 10 June 2019 Also, the board and S&WB personnel are still adjusting their schedules after last week's hard freezes that led to low water pressure and a boil-water advisory. Greg Larose, NOLA.com, "Sewerage & Water Board takes first step to find permanent executive director," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of low water

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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