Siltation



noun
1.
earthy matter, fine sand, or the like carried by moving or running water and deposited as a sediment.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become filled or choked up with silt.
verb (used with object)
3.
to fill or choke up with silt.
noun
1.
a fine deposit of mud, clay, etc, esp one in a river or lake
verb
2.
(usually foll by up) to fill or become filled with silt; choke
silt
(sĭlt)
A sedimentary material consisting of grains or particles of disintegrated rock, smaller than sand and larger than clay. The diameter of the particles ranges from 0.0039 to 0.0625 mm. Silt is often found at the bottom of bodies of water where it accumulates slowly by settling through the water.

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