land accretion

land accretion

[′land ə‚krē·shən]
(civil engineering)
Gaining land in a wet area, such as a marsh or by the sea, by planting maritime plants to encourage silt deposition or by dumping dredged materials in the area. Also known as land reclamation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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