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 When under a boil water advisory, residents are urged to boil tap water or use bottled water to wash their hands, shower and cook, to avoid any bacteria that might enter water pipes due to low water pressure. Katelyn Umholtz, NOLA.com, "Little Woods area advised to boil drinking water after car hits fire hydrant," 11 Sep. 2020 Because of low water-storage levels upstream at Falcon Lake and Amistad Reservoir, water allocations for some downstream users have been reduced. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Water release delays from Mexico worry Rio Grande Valley farmers," 28 Aug. 2020 Since 2016, these events have become particularly severe on Utah Lake thanks to climate change, low water and excessive nutrients from agriculture and wastewater treatment plants. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Can chemical treatments reduce toxic algal blooms on Utah Lake?," 27 Aug. 2020 Even with the low water flow of late summer, this spot is gorgeous. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Exploring Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio’s crown jewel, with new one-way trails and an overnight lodge on the way," 27 Aug. 2020 The design calls for the marsh platform to be dry during periods of low water and to be flooded when the water level is high. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "Nearly 2 square miles of new marshland to be created with $176 million BP spill restoration money," 16 Aug. 2020 President Trump has made his disdain for low water pressure clear in recent months. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Trump administration looks to sink regulations on showerheads," 13 Aug. 2020 The US Energy Department proposed easing water efficiency requirements for shower heads Wednesday following multiple complaints from President Trump about how low water flow is impeding his ability to properly wash his hair. BostonGlobe.com, "Energy Department proposes shower head changes after Trump complained about his hair," 12 Aug. 2020 In 2014, low water levels revealed the remains of a vessel that may have been used by Mormon leader Brigham Young to transport cattle to Antelope Island in 1854, reported Brett Prettyman for the Salt Lake Tribune at the time. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Storm Unearths Wreck of Century-Old Boat in Utah’s Great Salt Lake," 29 May 2020

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First Known Use of low water

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2020

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“Low water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20water. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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