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TIDE. The ebb and flow of the sea.
     2. Arms of the sea, bays, creeks, coves, or rivers, where the tide ebbs and flows, are public, and all persons may use the same for the purposes of navigation and for fishing, unless restrained by law. To give these rights at common law, the tide must ebb and flow: the flowing of the waters of a lake into a river, and their reflowing, being not the flux and reflux of the tides, but mere occasional and rare instances of a swell in the lake, and a setting up of the waters into the river, and the subsiding of such swells, is not to be considered an ebb and flow of the tide, so as to constitute a river technically navigable. 20 John. R. 98. See 17 John. R. 195; 2 Conn. R. 481.
     3. In Pennsylvania, the common law principle, that the flux and reflux of the tide ascertain the character of the river, has been rejected. 2 Binn. R. 475. Vide Arm of the sea; Navigable river; Sea shore.

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Without further scientific advancements, the discussion of the tidal cycle and its clinical applications is limited.
The repeated-measures ANOVA performed to analyze the effect of channel design and hour of the tidal cycle on current velocity demonstrated a significant interaction between the 2 factors (i.
As the tidal cycle shifts into spring tide conditions, the tidal range increases.
The daily watches themselves were uneventful with only small numbers of Manx shearwaters, arctic terns, gannets, two skuas and fulmars offshore - it'll be another fortnight or so before the tidal cycle is suitable to scan the waves again.
Since the dam's collapse, the area will naturally start recovering as an estuary with each tidal cycle.
It's not surprising that the highest bacterial concentration "shows up at low tide during an exaggerated tidal cycle, when the sea water is at its lowest ebb," says coastal oceanographer Willard S.
Under low river flows, sediment transport in an estuary environment during the fortnightly tidal cycle maintains a large volume of sediment in motion and may trap the sediment in the estuary through repeated cycles of deposition and erosion (Salmon and Allen 1983).
These tides drive much of the richness of the Fundy and Gulf of Maine ecosystem through movement of over 100 cubic kilometres of water into the Bay each tidal cycle.
Over a tidal cycle, we observed net landward fluxes of TSS and POC, indicating that Winyah Bay is flood-dominated during low discharge, resulting in significant OM inputs from the lower reach of the bay towards the ETM.
Stewart estimated the tidal cycle runoff could be completed as early as Friday or Saturday and as late as sometime next week.
North Tyneside Mayor Linda Arkley and members of the construction team visited the site and she said: "The refurbishment of the Cullercoats Bay piers was completed on time, despite challenging weather conditions and working around the tidal cycle.