Translation of backwater in Spanish:


agua estancada, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbækˌwɔdər/ /ˈbakwɔːtə/


  • 1

    (stagnant water)
    (with masculine article in the singular) agua estancada feminine
    • They inhabit swift streams, the backwaters of large rivers, brackish lagoons, and potholes.
    • Suddenly, without warning, water came at them from two sides - the sea on one side, and stagnant, filthy water from a backwater on the other.
    • Habitat of the shornosed gar includes lakes, swamps, and the calm pools and backwaters of creeks and rivers.
    • For keeping the drains clean, the project had included a recommendation to flush these with water drawn from the backwaters.
    • The hens lived here; so did the herbs that lined the steep bank that led down to the backwaters of the river Oglio.
    • The traditional Chinese nets, landscapes and huts by the river or backwaters are evocative of a child's fascination with the wonders around her.
    • Copying this colorful festival, there have been other boat races in the backwaters and rivers of Kerala for the purpose of attracting foreign tourists.
    • Such creeks can contain healthy fish populations, but they are not as easily renewed as those of the big rivers and adjacent backwaters.
    • Pike spawn during March and April in the shallow weedy margins of lakes and in the tiny overgrown backwaters of rivers.
    • Now the calm river flows between the backwaters and wooded bluffs in an oversized valley.
    • This means wind sheltered bays in lakes and the backwaters of rivers.
    • Navigable along virtually its entire length, the Nene has many locks and associated backwaters giving the river a wide range of habitats.
    • At the tidal swamps, the shore is a low, narrow levee separating the waters of the creeks from the backwaters of the swamps.
    • The book's worldwide critical success helped contextualise the region for a huge audience; illuminating the caste system and conveying how central the rivers and backwaters are to the area's everyday rhythms of life.
    • This coupled with the saline water intrusion completes the process of contamination of the Kuttanad backwaters.
    • The act of dismantling my rod was enough to entice the fat trout I had been luring - an old fish wise to flies and fishermen - out of his sheltered backwater and into the stream.
    • There is no wisdom in putting a road for said heavy traffic through the deep backwater of the Slater Creek basin into Pitt Street.
    • During a flood in the 1970s, the backwater broke its banks during a game against Swan Reach, forcing the match to be finished with one end increasingly under water.
    • Deep in the old Alabama cotton belt, Mason's Bend is a minuscule hamlet tucked into a backwater of the Black Warrior river.
    • The canoe glided through an opening not much more than twice its own width, and into a hidden backwater running parallel to the river.
  • 2

    (backward place)
    lugar atrasado masculine
    a cultural backwater un páramo cultural
    • The north cannot continue as an economic backwater.
    • In the wake of his work, and that of his fellow mango gangsters, Miami has progressed from a culinary backwater to one of America's top 10 gastro-cities.
    • Once an economic backwater, the country was dubbed ‘the Celtic Tiger’ in the 1990s as business took off.
    • Certainly in one sense they feel that he has taken Malaysia from being an economic backwater to the forefront of the global stage, particularly with the war on terror.
    • As the limited education of these people depresses their wages, their sense of being stuck in an economic backwater breeds resentment.
    • Until the Netherlands transferred sovereignty to an independent Indonesia in December 1949, West Papua remained an economic and administrative backwater.
    • France's Great Leap Forward was an achievement of the planning of the post-war era; measures will have to be taken to prevent it sliding again into an economic backwater.
    • In the age of globalization it is an economic backwater.
    • Domestically, he has overseen the development of his country from an imperial backwater to a cutting-edge competitor.
    • Chicago, the third-largest city in the nation, has only produced a few rap artists of note, and therefore remains a hip-hop backwater.
    • The South at one time was viewed as the cultural backwater of the nation, both as an economic liability and a social embarrassment.
    • I can see his point on cutting the bureaucracy, but the near inevitable outcome is that the money saved will not be spent here and we will descend further and further into an even shabbier social and economic backwater.
    • Our own unique domain suffix is vital if we are to be recognised as a vibrant new country, and not as an internet, e-commerce and economic backwater.
    • Some institutions interstate cling to the idea of Queensland being a cultural and economic backwater, as they have done for a decade or more now.
    • As the central authority of the state has weakened, so it has become an economic and political backwater.
    • That such bloodshed occurred in today's Gujarat is surprising, for the state is no economic backwater but is, instead, one of India's most dynamic states.
    • Despite the amount and high quality of archaeological research into Roman Britain, Roman Britain studies remain something of an archaeological backwater.
    • I hope the rest of the country moves on, refusing to join you in your stagnant backwater of 18th century hokum.
    • Having stagnated for untold ages in an evolutionary backwater, they now had the modern world thrust suddenly upon them.