Siltation meaning

Siltation is a process by which water becomes dirty as a result of fine mineral particles in the water.

When sediment, or silt, is suspended in water, this is an example of siltation.

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The (typically undesirable) increase in concentration and or of deposition of water-borne silt in a body of water.
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Origin of siltation

  • silt +‎ -ation

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