The stage on a fixed river gauge at which it is necessary to begin issuing warnings or river forecasts if adequate precautionary measures are to be taken before flood stage is reached.

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(1) To warp is to move a vessel by lines - move a boat by hauling on lines attached to docks or anchors. (2) The longitudinal threads in canvas and other textiles. (3) Hawser used when warping. (4) The line by which a boat rides to a sea anchor. (5) Moori ...

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A winch used solely for warping, on which a rope may be wound under power but not stored.

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(1) Broken water at bow of a vessel making way. (2) Disturbed water made by a propeller or paddle wheel. (3) The rush or sweeping of waves on a bank, shore, or vessel.

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A thin, inhibiting paint, usually chromate pigmented with a polyvinyl butyrate binder.

Boards used to close the companionway.

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Said of a vessel when she is shipping water on deck and it is running off through scuppers and freeing ports.

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Cotton yarn used for cleaning purposes.

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Bell used for striking the half hours of each watch.

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A buoy moored near a Lightship from which she can check her position to make sure that she has not moved by dragging.

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A canvas cover secured over a funnel when not in use. Sailor's headwear, woolen type, capable of covering the ears in cold weather.

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An officer taking his turn as officer of the watch.

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Dihydrogen oxide, molecular formula H2O.

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Balance of the water resources of a region, comparing precipitation and inflow with outflow, evaporation, and accumulation.

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Sea water used for ballast, let into the double bottom, or into a water-ballast tank, or trimming tanks.

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Small cask used for carrying drinking water in a boat.

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A small cask carried in ship's boats for drinking purposes.

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See hydrologic accounting.

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Machines cooled by water circulated through jackets surrounding the cylinders or casings.

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The depth of water that would result from the melting of snow or ice, assuming measurement on a horizontal surface and no infiltration or evaporation.

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