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  • v. Present participle of silt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of deposition of very fine sediment or silt.


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  • Severe deforestation of the local hills has resulted in silting-up of the lake, the consequence of which has been the spread of papyrus marsh, the consequence of which has been the setting alight of the marshes to stop them spreading, the consequence of which has been the inadvertent killing of nesting birds.

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • There is nothing to slow it down since there has been so much silting from the farms and mining of sand and gravel from the river bed.

    San Miguel de Allende

  • Ganga also suffers from another major problem called silting which results into chocking of its flow. News Feed

  • At hearings in January, Nicaragua said it has long exercised sovereignty over the disputed stretch of river and was working to prevent it silting up.

    World court rules on Nicaragua-Costa Rica dispute

  • It was close enough to the mouth of the Nile to allow for easy access to the river and a steady supply of fresh water, but far enough away so that silting would not be a problem.

    Alexander the Great

  • Such as overgrazing, silting of streans caused by the construction of new logging roads, open pit mines whose mitigation ceases when the extractors who mined the land suddenly show empty pockets and file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy when the time comes to mitigate the damage?

    Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups

  • Their effect on the environment, their cost, their fallibility, and their lifespan limitations due to aging and the silting of their reservoirs—a phenomenon reduced in Lake Mead, but not eliminated, by the creation of reservoirs upstream—have all guided society to seek out other ways to harvest and conserve that most precious natural resource, water.


  • This has been caused by a lot of silting and reduced water flow from things like the Hacking River over the last twenty years or so, and is a continuing problem.

    2008 October « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • "And as trees were cut down on the hillsides, that contributed to soil erosion, river silting, which exacerbated the seasonal flooding problems," says Noland.

    Trees are North Korea Latest Weapons Against Hunger, Floods

  • Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta demanded adequate measures for cleaning and de-silting of sewerage nullahs in Jammu City before onset of summer and rainy season

    J&K Govt will provide only basic amenities to Pakistan refugees,But not State subject rights


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