How do humans contribute to siltation?



  1. 0 Votes

    A variety of human activities can contribute to siltation, polluting lakes and streams with solidparticulate matter – also known as “dirt.”  Some of the most common human contributors to siltation are logging and mining projects, and development or road-building operations.  Any one of these activities can clear trees and other vegetation from a stream bank or a slope leading into a body of water.  This increases erosion, allowing rain to wash loose soil into the water.  The result is siltation.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!