river water

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river water (countable and uncountable, plural river waters)

  1. Water in or taken from a river.
    • 1978, Haslam, River Plants, →ISBN, page 115:
      They can be changed in various ways; for instance, river water is more turbid than that of lakes, since rivers drain water from the land, ...
    • 2006, C. A. Brebbia & ‎J. S. Antunes do Carmo, Water Pollution VIII: Modelling, Monitoring and Management, →ISBN, page 67:
      All these five directly use Pavana River, thus river water quality is very important for them.
    • 2008, Makoto Taniguchi, ‎William C. Burnett, ‎& Yoshihiro Fukushima, From Headwaters to the Ocean, →ISBN:
      River waters are used as drinking water and irrigation water for agricultural fields.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 110:
      Bad weather, therefore, cannot disrupt the metronomic existence of its regular users, but river water does come in, both from the Thames and its tributary the Walbrook. [...] This may be why the line is nicknamed 'The Drain', [...]

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