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silt up

[for a body of water] to become filled with silt. The river moved too fast to silt up. The lake silted up in a very few years.
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silt up

v.
1. To become filled with silt: The old canal had silted up.
2. To fill, cover, or obstruct something with silt: River sediments gradually silted up the harbor. Parts of the creek were now too shallow for boats because the storm had silted it up.
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The loading weights for silt calibration were less defined, correlating mostly with illite (negative peak near 3620 [cm.
Rhos-on-Sea Cllr Phil edwards said: "The silting is an ongoing issue and requires clearing out the silt periodically.
Jasareno said a cease-and-desist order on the operation of the Silt Pond No.
ecently, the civil authorities launched a desilting drive to save the lake but all the efforts made by the administration to remove the silt, around 70 acre of silt dry patch is still visible near the regulator end of the lake.
In this study based on the USDA soil classification scheme (soil texture triangle method) five groups of soil texture such as loam, silt loam, silt clay loam, clay loam and clay in gully deeper and four groups including loam, silt loam, silt clay loam and clay loam in gully surface layer were determined.
Lentic ecosystems that have been polluted and which accumulated silt for many years are not able to self-purify from the accumulated contaminants.
However, silt fences are most common and certainly the most visible method of erosion control.
The 1:250 000 scale soil map (New Zealand Soil Bureau 1954) of the study area classifies the entire 60-ha project area (2000m by 300 m) as well-drained Kawhatau silt loam (Table 2).
Silt from a conditionally clean lake located near the Mezheninovka settlement (Tomsk region) was used as a substratum.
Mr Mead fears if nothing is done the silt problem could drive away sailors and damage the local economy.
An Atlas Copco compressor is at the heart of an aeration system using compressed air to agitate the water and overcome the build up of silt against the tidal doors that protect the guillotine gates of the Denver Sluice on the River Great Ouse, near Downham Market in Norfolk.
determine the relative proportions of sand, silt, and clay in a soil sample from standard laboratory data.
Question: Typical silt fence fabric works fine as a BMP but it has a high degree of maintenance and enforcement.
They warned that the protective marshes and barrier islands created by the muddy Mississippi's rich silt deposits were disappearing, an acre every half hour or so, 25 square miles a year.
It occurs even though human activities such as agriculture and deforestation are eroding land faster than ever before, boosting the amount of silt and other material carried by rivers through their inland reaches.