river mouth


: the place where the river enters the ocean

Examples of river mouth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Township officials have called for the river mouth dredged, arguing that its shallowness is a safety hazard that impedes access to Platte Bay for rescue boats. CBS News, 9 Feb. 2024 Both areas have seen warnings before, generally lasting a few days, most recently in early July for the area just below the river mouth. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2023 Black Pot Beach, which stretches from the river mouth up to the famous 300-foot-long Hanalei Pier, is a favorite of visitors and locals on weekends, when the grassy patch in front of the sand fills up with tents and picnic tables. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 4 Apr. 2023 Two men were stuck on an island that had formed in the middle of the river mouth, as rushing water rose on all sides. Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2023

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“River mouth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/river%20mouth. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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