low water


Definition of low water

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

Examples of low water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the Great Salt Lake is rapidly shrinking and is soon expected to reach a record low water level. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Aug. 2021 The lake’s low water level meant that Gali wasn’t able to participate in her traditional ceremony of swimming as far out into the lake as possible and taking a full gulp of water. Anchorage Daily News, 3 Aug. 2021 Weeks earlier, Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, which sits near Las Vegas, hit its own record low water level. Washington Post, 27 July 2021 The previous record its low water level was 1,071.6 feet in 2016. Gia Yetikyel, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 June 2021 The underwater surveying company the men work for, Seafloor Systems, was able to take clear images of the plane's tail and propeller because of the lake's low water level. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, 15 June 2021 The immediate cause of the declaration is record low water levels in Lake Mead, the largest reservoir fed by the river. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 24 Aug. 2021 Earlier this month, low water levels at the Oroville Dam forced the state to shut down the Edward Hyatt Power Plant, one of its largest hydro facilities (Greenwire, Aug. 6). Corbin Hiar, Scientific American, 19 Aug. 2021 Friday's low water mark comes barely a month after Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the river, reached a record low. Sophia Eppolito, The Arizona Republic, 7 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of low water

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2021

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“Low water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20water. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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