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An estuary is the stretch of a river mouth directly affected by sea tides. It can be a bay that formed when a broad river valley was submerged by rising sea level or a sinking coast.

It differs from a delta in being kept clear by repeated ebb and flood currents; a delta grows seawards by deposition often because the ride range is smaller.

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