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What is the word for brackish water?

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March 25, 2010 10:01PM


In the southern part of the US, we refer to it as black water or swamp water. The actual term for it is Brack water. It is caused by the increase of tannic acid from decaying leaves from hardwood trees and cedar and cypress needles. It also describes water that is a mix of freshwater and saltwater area like watersheds and estuaries.