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1. Backwater
* Water backed-up or retarded in its course as compared with its normal or natural condition of flow. * Ponding of a stream above an unnatural constriction; the incremental depth caused thereby.

2. Backwater pool
A pool formed by an eddy along a channel margin downstream from an obstruction such as a bar, rootwad or boulder, or by back-flooding upstream from an obstruction; sometimes separated from the channel by sand or gravel bars. Also, a body of water whose stage is controlled by some downstream channel feature, or a cove or flooded depression with access to the main stream.

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