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Estuary (Geo)

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An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and ocean environments and are subject to both marine influences, such as tides, waves, and the influx of saline water; and riverine influences, such as flows of fresh water and sediment. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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N/AAxe Estuary
Blackwater Estuary
Duddon Estuary
Fal Estuary
Helford Estuary
Kingsbridge Estuary
Leven Estuary
Lymington Estuary
Medway Estuary
Severn Estuary
Taw-Torridge Estuary
Teign Estuary
Thames Estuary
Blyth Estuary (Suffolk)
Alde-Ore Estuary
Deben Estuary
Stour Estuary
Orwell Estuary
Colne Estuary (Essex)
Crouch and Roach Estuary

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