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Backwaters (Vsjc)

Definition
The increase in water surface elevation induced upstream from such things as a bridge, culvert, dike, dam, another stream at a higher stage, or other similar structures or conditions that obstruct or constrict a channel relative to the elevation occurring under natural channel and flood plain conditions. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Fresh surface water features (Vsj)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Rivers (Vsjf)
Lakes (Vsjp)