water level


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.

Recent Examples on the Web

In Vientiane, the capital of Laos, the water level has fallen to 3.2 metres, according to the Mekong River Commission. The Economist, "Why are water levels of the Mekong at a 100-year low?," 7 Aug. 2019 Does the water level in the straw rise, fall or stay the same? Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "Make Water Disappear--With the Wet-Sand Effect," 25 July 2019 With water levels rebounding, things are more optimistic, more positive. Katrina Pross, Twin Cities, "White Bear Lake flourishes this summer with high water levels, but impending lawsuit looms," 14 Sep. 2019 With fall storm season set to begin as Lake Michigan water levels skirt record high levels, city officials this week began installing barriers along the lakefront at locations susceptible to flooding. Javonte Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "With Lake Michigan’s high water levels, city installing barriers along lakefront," 12 Sep. 2019 Authorities said that on Ocracoke Island, historic water levels were reported. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "Hurricane Dorian crashes into Outer Banks in North Carolina," 6 Sep. 2019 About 1,300 people living on the banks of the Mithi river have been shifted by the NDRF, fire brigade, and police after water levels crossed the danger mark. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Incredible scenes from India’s financial capital that’s drowning in rainwater—yet again," 5 Sep. 2019 Around Charleston, South Carolina, for example, wind gusts could hit 80 mph, and water levels could rank among the top five levels ever recorded due to combination of ocean surge and 6 to 10 inches of rain. Jason Samenow, Anchorage Daily News, "Hurricane Dorian poised to slam the Carolinas after scraping by the coasts of Florida and Georgia," 4 Sep. 2019 Four to 7 feet of surge will be possible in the surge warning areas in the U.S. Forecasters cautioned that water levels could start to rise well ahead of Dorian’s arrival. Leigh Morgan, al, "Hurricane Dorian 2019 path update: Category 2 storm finally starts to track away from Bahamas," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of water level

circa 1560, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of water level

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

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