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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This had the effect of drying the land out into a barren desert with all the rivers silting up and creating massive swamp areas, rife with malaria.
Silting is caused by water running off the land and carrying the soil with it.
Due to 35 years of silting and sedimentation, its storage capacity has declined from 9.
Silting had reduced the storage capacity of the reservoir to almost nil.
Silting of a dam is when fine sand is carried by moving or running water into the dam and deposited as sediment in the bottom over time.
WORK is set to start later this year on a long-awaited scheme to tackle the major silting problems clogging up Cardiff's Roath Park Lake.
There have been silting problems at the lake ever since it was opened and it is this administration which is tackling the problem.
A STUDY examining ways of tackling the major silting problems at Roath Park Lake will be completed before the end of the year.
This strategic sea outfall into the sewerage scheme wastewater has for some years silting of the seabed.
He said that HDF will mobilize local people of villages of District Rahim Yar Khan to form Water Users Associations for de silting.
The appearance of the water hazards has deteriorated from silting and aquatic weed invasion.