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Inlet (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 109

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Inlet
Geoform Type Tidal Inlet
Relict Tidal Inlet

Definition Inlets are narrow constrictions through which water flows. The term is commonly used to describe gaps between barrier islands that allow tidal exchange with the adjacent—more enclosed—bays, lagoons, or marshes.