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.
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Comparing this map with a modern equivalent reveals the changes that have taken place in the shape of the coastline and in the spelling of place names: what are the distinct islands of "Portse[a]", "Haling" (Hayling) and "Thorn" (Thorney) are all now linked permanently to the mainland by land accretion or by roads (or both).