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Dredging, Sedimentation, and the Environment

Dredge Yaquina. Photo by Mike Baird. See also: ship diagram on Marine Traffic. Dredging is an excavation process by which silt, sediment, and debris are removed from from the bottom of a lake, river, harbor, or other waterway. For the most part, dredging is a routine procedure, necessary because normal sedimentation clogs navigable waterways. Sedimentation […]

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