Low water mark

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that part of the shore to which the waters recede when the tide is the lowest.

See also: Low

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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1907: "The Willamette and McKenzie rivers and tributaries reached a flood stage yesterday as a result of the heavy rains of Saturday night, the highest point the Willamette reached being 161/2 feet above low water mark last night about 10 o'clock," the newspaper said.
He determined, apparently by personal observation, that the properties were below both the high and the low water mark, and he even conducted soundings and constructed a map to demonstrate that the depth of the high water was about 11 feet.
Over 20 years ago, the Commonwealth signed an agreement with the states ceding control from the low water mark to three nautical miles out to sea.
More than that, let's celebrate this low water mark and always hold Saturday October 7, 2000 dear in our hearts.
Manuel Esquema/Alan Riply Joseph Fiennes Mark Brice Ray Liotta Ella Brice Gretchen Mol Javier Vincent Laresca After reaching a career high point with his last film, "Affliction," Paul Schrader hits a low water mark with "Forever Mine," a strenuously straight-faced film noir wanna-be that edges perilously close to serf-parody.
However, through the Massachusetts Colonial Ordinance of 1641-1647, the common law of rights over the flats was modified to allow a littoral private owners to own down to the low water mark without a specific grant from the Sovereign.(46)
Total estimated boat sales for 1996 stood at 618,850 units compared to the low water mark of 439,300 units in 1991.
However, over the long run, the "cured" population, through relapse, like water seeking its own level, asymptotically approaches the low water mark. With or without the AA approach, approximately S percent of the alcoholic population Vaillant surveyed managed to achieve sustained abstinence.
Fiscal year 1982 turned out to be the low water mark for property tax levels.
NO DOGS ALLOWED | Rhos on Sea - the area of the beach between the low water mark and the promenade wall between Rhos Point and the eastern end of the Cayley Promenade | Colwyn Bay - the area of the beach between the low water mark and promenade wall between Victoria Pier and the promenade entrance to Eirias Park.
The territorial sea consists of that portion of the coastal sea within a 12-nautical-mile seaward distance from the low water mark, while the ECS is a 150-nautical-mile seaward distance from the margin of the EEZ.