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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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For high-powered (10,500 hp) tow boats a normal tow size would be about 40 barges; low water forces the operator to reduce tow sizes to 25 barges.
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RNLI Flint team members launch their lifeboat at low water mark by the Blue Bridge, as part of practice runs for a new rescue technique linking up with an RAF Valley helicopter
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The low water pressure forced firefighters to tap lakes and ponds at Universal, which is a working studio as well as a theme park straddling a pass through the hills between Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.
Sunday's fire was two city blocks wide at one point and the low water pressure forced fire crews to get reserves from lakes.
The soil in a low water zone should be well prepared and well drained as there will be some plants in there which won't stand being waterlogged.
Soma said a well pump about 80 feet below the West River Road pump station failed Wednesday, prompting the town to temporarily tie in to Grafton's water supply, because the remaining functioning pump was already struggling with low water levels.
A spokeswoman for Severn Trent Water said: "We can't find anything that indicates low water pressure in the area so we will need to investigate further.
When winter steelhead come in on a high tide and encounter low water in a river, they often seek refuge in a deep hole "a lot like a spring chinook would and just kind of hang there," Haugen said.
Maurice East, owner of Killarney Mountain Lodge & Outfitters on Georgian Bay says low water levels over the last eight years have had a long-term impact on his business.