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 top crumbled under their touch and silt rose into the water around them.
The tides have gradually filled their shallow harbors with silt.
The immediate effect, which is highly beneficial, is the deposition of silt from the tide.
And all this silt is deposited in the flat delta below New Orleans.
The mechanical city will be neglected, tumbled into ruins, buried beneath the silt of the passing centuries.
These methods have notable effect on silt and acid production.
Nature has half filled a big crater with silt, andPg 92 the Montenegrins have half covered it with Cettinje.
There must be no halting of its contents, and no deposit of filth or silt at any point.
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.)).
"to become choked with silt" (of river channels, harbors, etc.), 1799, from silt (n.). Related: Silted; silting.
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.