water level

noun

Definition of water level 

1 : an instrument to show the level by means of the surface of water in a trough or in a U-shaped tube

2 : the surface of still water: such as

a : the level assumed by the surface of a particular body or column of water

b : the waterline of a vessel

Examples of water level in a Sentence

Check the water level of the swimming pool. We should have good water levels through the summer after all this rain.

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With monsoon rains approaching, water levels are at risk of rising further and worsening their dilemma. Time, "A Former Thai Navy SEAL Has Died During a Rescue Mission for Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave," 6 July 2018 The water levels are back to normal at Wallace Lake in Berea, where there are plenty of rainbow trout, bass and even the odd coho salmon and brown trout to catch. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for May 11: Western Lake Erie walleye fishing drawing crowds," 11 May 2018 Last year, water levels were at their lowest in nearly half a century. Fariba Nawa, The Christian Science Monitor, "Turkey's Alevi minority threatened by dam-building plans," 27 Apr. 2018 Across the Bay Area, Peterson said, water levels are at 45 to 65 percent of normal. Sophie Haigney, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Miracle March’ brings heavy snow to Sierra, needed rain to Bay Area," 16 Mar. 2018 Workers have been laboring around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and officials said Monday that despite heavy downpours overnight, water levels inside the cave did not rise. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Stephen Wright, Houston Chronicle, "Amid jubilation, 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave," 10 July 2018 Workers have been laboring around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and officials said Monday that despite heavy downpours overnight, water levels inside the cave did not rise. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Stephen Wright, BostonGlobe.com, "Four boys have been rescued from Thai cave," 9 July 2018 Natisri's main role in the operation is to maintain the water level inside the cave, his wife says. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Illinois restaurant owner joins effort to rescue boys trapped in Thai cave," 9 July 2018 Workers have been laboring around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and authorities said Monday that heavy downpours overnight did not raise water levels inside. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Stephen Wright, chicagotribune.com, "Rescue of remaining 4 boys, coach from flooded Thai cave could take two operations," 9 July 2018

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circa 1560, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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water level

noun

English Language Learners Definition of water level

: the height of the surface of water in a lake, river, etc.

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