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estuary

the point at which a river meets the sea. There is thus a mixture of saline and freshwater conditions, often with areas of tidal mudflats and salt marsh. Because of the varying salinity and tidal cover there is often a specific flora and fauna associated with such areas.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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However, detailed knowledge of the route was essential on tidal estuary fords.
It seems silly, I know, when you are fishing in a tidal estuary, but it is the law after all.
The combination of almost two weeks of constant rains and an overflowing lake that fed into the Pasig River, a tidal estuary swollen well beyond flood crest, was made worse as the high tide pushed in more water from the western ocean bay.
We're also working on a tidal estuary exhibit, and looking to expand our gift store and food service facilities.
Long before breaking ground on the Estuary, a 58g-unit rental complex at 1600 Harbor Blvd, Roseland consulted with Stark as well as interior designers and landscape artists to ensure that the design incorporated the natural elements from the Hudson River tidal estuary, ensuring that the building and surrounding grounds will be a seamless union of environmental conservation and luxury amenities.
In a vast tidal estuary like the James, it takes time to learn the cuts, guts, channels, and openings where one can get a boat into a specific area for a few hours of prime fishing.
Rob Quick, the Vale council's director of environmental and economic regeneration, said: "The development of a Severn Barrage would have been a major opportunity to create a nationally significant source of renewable energy in the tidal estuary. There were, however, major landfall issues which needed to be addressed.
Situated in north Sittingbourne, work involves piling for the new Milton Creek Bridge which will span over a tidal estuary in a sensitive ecological environment.