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Definition

Inlet: is a narrow body of water between islands or leading inland from a larger body of water, often leading to an enclosed body of water, such as a sound, bay, lagoon or marsh. In sea coasts an inlet usually refers to the actual connection between a bay and the ocean and is often called an "entrance" or a recession in the shore of a sea, lake or river.

Hawaiian Translation: Kai Kuono


Example

Wagonga Inlet

Wagonga Inlet is a drowned river valley located on the south coast of New South Wales near the township of Narooma. The inlet estuary extends upstream from the ocean entrance and has a catchment area of predominantly steep, densely timbered terrain, the majority of which lies within the Bodalla State Forest. The major tributaries of Wagonga Inlet are Billa Bilba Creek and Burrimbidgee (Rats Head) Creek to the north-west and Punkally Creek to the south.

Cook Inlet

The Cook Inlet region includes the most densly populated part of Alaska. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is located at the head of Cook Inlet, while Kenai is about halfway up.

 


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