silting


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silting

[′silt·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The filling up or raising of the bed of a body of water by depositing silt.
(geology)
The deposition or accumulation of stream-deposited silt that is suspended in a body of standing water.
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Brian Martin, chairman of the berth holders' committee said the silting had got worse ever since the Sail Bridge was built.
John Pinder, Still Waters manager, said: "The silting up of Bassenthwaite is one of the serious problems the lake is currently facing.
27 to replace a circulating water pump discharge valve, but both units are affected by the silting issue.
The next obvious reason is the silting up of our rivers.
I can't say I was altogether surprised to hear that the lower reaches of the River Tawe, between the new Sail bridge and the barrage, have been silting up.
And to avoid a build-up of problems in the future caused by silting there are plans to spend about pounds 15,000 annually on regular maintenance work.
The programme is working with landowners to prevent silting up of the lake by reducing erosion caused by overgrazing.
Officials of the UP irrigation department said the de- silting had begun on the directions of irrigation minister Shivpal Yadav and that it will help increase the reservoir's storage capacity.
He said that HDF will mobilize local people of villages of District Rahim Yar Khan to form Water Users Associations for de silting.