Why is silting a problem?


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Cool Mano answered
Silting is a great problem because it makes  the river bed shallower so river channels would hold less water. And the floods are frequent in these areas. Like the answer?
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It puts very fine dirt or clay in places where it has not been before. The things that live there are generally unaccustomed to living with it, so move or die. Machinery gets clogged or wears faster.

A layer of silt is a byproduct of flooding in most cases. Farmers sometimes enjoy the renewed fertility it brings--though they don't always appreciate the water that brings it.

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