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synonyms for silt

  • residue
  • sand
  • deposit
  • settlings
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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 YEARLUZ LAZODECEMBER 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Madanhire says farming along the banks that way causes erosion and puts more silt and debris in the water for everyone downstream.
ZIMBABWE’S CLIMATE MIGRATION IS A SIGN OF WHAT’S TO COMEANDREW MAMBONDIYANIDECEMBER 17, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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.
ZIMBABWE’S CLIMATE MIGRATION IS A SIGN OF WHAT’S TO COMEANDREW MAMBONDIYANIDECEMBER 17, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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 EARLYKIONA N. SMITHSEPTEMBER 23, 2021ARS 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?MSKENAZYSEPTEMBER 1, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Cool or warm water is best, and a washing machine is better than hand washing, as you’ll want to make sure any dirt and silt is removed—that debris can cause abrasions to the fabric and speed up deterioration.
STAY COOL THE REST OF SUMMER IN THESE WOOL BASICSAWEINBERGAUGUST 24, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
At Oaklawn, deep soil is yellowish brown, with a crumbly texture like silt, When mixed with gray topsoil, it gets darker and starts to feel more like compact clay over time.
TO FIND ANSWERS ABOUT THE 1921 RACE MASSACRE, TULSA DIGS UP ITS PAINFUL PASTHELEN THOMPSONMAY 27, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
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 HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
The floor of the valley was silt, sand and gravel—they would find nothing there.
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
Its very rich silt gives the lands on its banks the green charm of rich crops and pleasant trees.
THE PANJAB, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, AND KASHMIRSIR JAMES MCCRONE DOUIE
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WORDS RELATED TO SILT

  • alluvium
  • delta
  • deposition
  • dregs
  • drift
  • grounds
  • lees
  • precipitate
  • precipitation
  • sediment
  • settlings
  • silt
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