Sediment-carrying capacity

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sediment-carrying capacity

A conceptual term related to the ability of flowing water, as a stream, to transport sediment.

Literally, the carrying capacity of a stream is the amount of sediment it can transport under the given flow conditions. This is generally a descriptive term not used for quantitative statements of rates and amounts of sediment discharge, and its use is generally discouraged.

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