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low water

water at its lowest level, as in a river.
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low-water, adjective Unabridged
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  • Some of the many kinds of animals which live on the beach between high and low water mark seem to be rarely preserved.
  • There is not water enough in the creek at ordinary stages to run a coffee mill, and at low water there is none running whatever.
  • But artificially low water prices cause particular problems in developing countries.
  • In addition, the current low water levels are making it harder for the gators to feed regularly and maintain their body weights.
  • In the same sentence it was discussing low water levels.
  • For centuries, local officials had used it to keep track of low water levels.
  • Because of low water pressure for the fire department, a large swath of the theme park and studio was destroyed.
  • The department warns that the river experiences both seasonal flooding and frequent low water levels.
  • For nearly half a century he had fought that mountain stream, winter and summer, in flood and during low water.
  • He also gives us tips on setting up an irrigation plan for a low water-use garden.
British Dictionary definitions for low water

low water

another name for low tide (sense 1)
the state of any stretch of water at its lowest level
a situation of difficulty or point of least success, excellence, etc
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