The flathead chub is found in silty water and often is the predominant species in streams that have high turbidity.
Sometimes it seemed to make no headway at all against the heavy, silty current.
By rubbing some of this between the fingers, both dry and wet, one can get a fair idea of how a silty soil should feel.
The silty soil preferred by the willow is scarce as both streams are actively eroding their channels.
A light to heavy silty loam, underlaid by a silty clay loam, is considered best.
mid-15c., originally "sediment deposited by seawater," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian and Danish sylt "salt marsh"), or from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch silte, sulte "salt marsh, brine," from Proto-Germanic *sultjo- (cf. Old English sealt, Old High German sulza "saltwater," German Sulze "brine"), from PIE *sal- (see salt (n.)).
A sedimentary material consisting of grains or particles of disintegrated rock, smaller than sand and larger than clay. The diameter of the particles ranges from 0.0039 to 0.0625 mm. Silt is often found at the bottom of bodies of water where it accumulates slowly by settling through the water.