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bedload

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Definition of bedload in English:

noun

[mass noun] Geology
The sediment transported by a river in the form of particles too heavy to be in suspension.
Example sentences
  • Water moving through the drainage basin can convey material in solution (as solutes), or mechanical particles in suspension (suspended sediment) or by being rolled or jumped along the bed of a river as bedload.
  • The reworking of the sand bedload, in association with the settling of mud from suspension during tidal slacks, deposits an interlaminated sand-mud lithology.
  • Current meter measurements suggested that tidal currents were strong enough to cause bedload transport of sediment and Mya.

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