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

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  • siltation — dumblėjimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nešmenų (dumblo ir smėlio dalelių), organinių nuosėdų, cheminių junginių ir kitų smulkių dalelių kaupimasis drenažo vamzdžiuose, gręžiniuose, filtruose ir kituose hidrotechnikos ir …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • siltation — silt ► NOUN ▪ fine sand, clay, or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment. ► VERB ▪ fill or block with silt. DERIVATIVES siltation noun silty adjective. ORIGIN probably originally denoting a salty deposit; related to… …   English terms dictionary

  • siltation — silˈtāshən noun ( s) Etymology: silt (II) + ation : the deposition or accumulation of silt since siltation has been negligible, the lake is clear W.H.Thompson & Don Hutson …   Useful english dictionary

  • siltation — noun see silt II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • siltation — deposition of silt; on spawning grounds can smother fish eggs …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • siltation — See silt. * * * …   Universalium

  • siltation — n. act of filling with sediment; state of being obstructed by a deposit of sediment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • siltation — sil·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • silting — siltation …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • silt — siltation, n. silty, adj. /silt/, n. 1. earthy matter, fine sand, or the like carried by moving or running water and deposited as a sediment. v.i. 2. to become filled or choked up with silt. v.t. 3. to fill or choke up with silt. [1400 50; late… …   Universalium

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