estuary estuary  /ˈɛs tʃu ˌɛ ri/


  • (n) the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix


  1. The Loire is France's longest river--630 miles from its source in south-central France to its estuary on the Atlantic--and one of the most historic.
  2. Fanne leaped from the car, ran toward a small estuary of the Potomac River known as the Tidal Basin, and jumped or fell into the water.
  3. Tweddle and his allies are currently focused on saving an untouched stretch of estuary near Able UK's yard that is a refuge for seals and other wildlife.


  1. Discharges from Lake O now heading toward St. Lucie Estuary, Indian River Lagoon

    Here it comes: Discharges of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon began at 7 a.m. Monday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Stuart News

  2. 4 rescued from submerged car in Oakland Estuary

    Two men are being called heroes after they jumped into the Oakland Estuary to rescue four people from a submerged car on Sunday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KGO-TV Bay Area

  3. Lake O discharges into St. Lucie Estuary expected to resume today

    The Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday afternoon it will resume discharging water from the lake into the St. Lucie Estuary on Monday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: St. Lucie News Tribune

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  1. "One of my goals as governor is to protect Long Island Sound by preserving it as a valuable estuary, an economic engine for the region, and a key component to making Long Island's quality of life one of the best in the country," Paterson said....
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: David Paterson Source: Suffolk Life Newspapers

  2. "The 10-year extension of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company's lease will preserve 30 jobs at the last remaining oyster farm cannery on the West Coast while making sure that the ecology of the estuary is protected," Feinstein said in a written...
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "We take this spill very seriously and we will do everything we can to protect and preserve the beauty of California's landmark estuary," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said.
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Nuevo Mundo

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