What is BACKWATER?

Water in a stream which, in consequence of some dam or obstruction below, B is detained or checked in its course, or flows back. Hodges v. ltaymond, 9 Mass. 316 ; Chambers v. Kyle, 87 Ind. 85. Water caused to flow backward from a steam-vessel by reason of the action of its wheels or screw.

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