bedload

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From bed +‎ load.

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bedload ‎(uncountable)

  1. (geology) Sediment that is carried along the bottom of a river or stream, rather than in the current
    • 2000 July 14, Stanley W. Trimble & Pierre Crosson, “LAND USE: U.S. Soil Erosion Rates--Myth and Reality”[1], Science, volume 289, number 5477, DOI:10.1126/science.289.5477.248, pages 248-250:
      To more effectively measure annual sediment yield (including bedload), sample basins should ideally terminate in a reservoir to trap sediment, including bedload.

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