low water


Definition of low water 

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

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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 Tides fell drastically with low water advisories in effect. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Jan. 13," 12 Jan. 2018 For example, Arizona, which has the lowest water rights on the system, agreed to curtail roughly one third its annual use, or 320,000 acre feet. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "Falling Lake Mead Water Levels Prompt Detente in Arizona Feud," 7 July 2018 He and his neighbors have had problems with low water pressure, backed-up sewage and noxious fumes. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Water taps dry, sewers overflow as Johnson Utilities owner faces bribery trial," 28 June 2018 Compounds that lower water’s surface tension are called surfactants, which work by separating the water molecules from one another. Science Buddies, Scientific American, "Surface Tension Science: Build a Raft Powered by Soap," 26 June 2014

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First Known Use of low water

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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