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se duh muhn tay shuhn

  • n  the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

  • Adding land through sedimentation is one of the best ways of restoring wetlands.
  • Historically, that subsidence has been counteracted by sedimentation: new silt, sand and clay that are deposited when the river floods.
  • Threatened reefs As much as 86% of Indonesia's coral reefs, home to thousands of marine species, are severely damaged by overfishing, sedimentation and pollution.

  • Peg Lautenschlager in Democratic Party of Wisconsin (press release)
    The traditional threats -- sedimentation, pollution and algae growth -- endure and require ongoing, sustained attention. And new challenges -- in the form of global warming and catastrophic fire -- have emerged as major threats. If we stop now, the... Dianne Feinstein Reno Gazette Journal Aug 17, 2008 87442 116907 sedimentation The kind of sedimentation that occurred here as the result of these violations can destroy important features of wetlands and lakes," Lautenschlager said.

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