Origin of silt
OTHER WORDS FROM siltsil·ta·tion, nounsilty, adjectivede·silt, verb (used with object)
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How to use silt in a sentence
Sheres said the area has a highly plastic clay and silt material that require a different approach to construction.10-mile extension of 95 Express Lanes in Virginia unlikely to open next year|Luz Lazo|December 20, 2021|Washington Post
Manzini says migrants have overrun several local rivers, taxing water supplies and stirring up so much silt that the debris is obstructing three dams as well as many smaller streams in the area.
Madanhire says farming along the banks that way causes erosion and puts more silt and debris in the water for everyone downstream.
Over time, as the lake’s edge expanded and contracted with shifts in climate, it left behind distinct layers of clay, silt, and sand.23,000-year-old footprints suggest people reached the Americas early|Kiona N. Smith|September 23, 2021|Ars Technica
They know that the artificial lifelines from Lake Powell and Lake Mead, which have existed for just a geological blink of an eye, are filling with silt and approaching dead pool.Should I Move to the Southwest, Even Though There’s a Drought?|mskenazy|September 1, 2021|Outside Online
The quality of water eventually becomes a concern, as reservoirs drop and salt and silt become more concentrated.
The subdead were coming, walking out of the silt formed fog.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The only question is whether the oil will escape through fractures in the well's steel casing into the surrounding silt and rock.
The less its rate of fall and the greater the amount of silt it obtains from its tributaries, the more winding its course becomes.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The floor of the valley was silt, sand and gravel—they would find nothing there.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
Its very rich silt gives the lands on its banks the green charm of rich crops and pleasant trees.
The sandy bed then becomes full from bank to bank, and the silt laden waters spill over into the cultivated lowlands beyond.
The coffee was brown as floodwater silt, heavy with sugar, and very hot; and the cups had no handles.Blind Man's Lantern|Allen Kim Lang