Last edited 20 Mar 2020

Sediment

Sediments are; ‘...the layers of particles that cover the bottom of water bodies such as lakes, ponds, rivers and reservoirs.’

Sedimentation is; ‘The process of deposition and consolidation of suspended material carried by water, wastewater or other liquids by gravity.'

Ref The SuDS Manual (C753), published by CIRIA in 2015.

Till is an unsorted glacial sediment deposited directly by a glacier. Ref The HS2 London-West Midlands Environmental Statement, Glossary of terms and list of abbreviations, DETR 2013.

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