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Sedimentation can occur due to extreme weather events -- the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami covered some reefs in Seychelles -- but sediment can also travel via rain runoff and flood waters, caused by storm surges and rising sea levels.
The district also proposes to test the use of sedimentation basins and clarifier tanks to treat water.
Briggler says sedimentation caused by runoff from plows and other human activity is probably one part of it.
This ordinance provides guidelines related to excessive soil erosion and resulting sedimentation that can take place during land-disturbing activities.
Both primary sedimentation tanks began overflowing at 2:25 a.m. An estimated 15 million gallons of raw sewage and stormwater poured into equipment galleries, destroying millions of dollars worth of electrical panels, equipment and motors.
Richmond said the next steps are obvious: The world needs to rapidly start reducing greenhouse gases while also eliminating smaller threats to corals—sedimentation and overfishing, for example.
And even when water is available, the river is often clogged with sedimentation, due to the runoff from development and mining in the area.
The greenish material is glauconite … an authigenic mineral that typically forms in marine shelf settings, thought to reflect very slow sedimentation rates.
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SEDIMENTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sedimentation for English Language Learners
: the natural process in which material (such as stones and sand) is carried to the bottom of a body of water and forms a solid layer
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