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Sediment cycle

Starts with the process of erosion, whereby particles or fragments are weathered from rock material followed by the erosion of minerals, their transport and deposition, then burial

Sediment load

Particles eroded and carried by water

Solid waste

Anything in solid form that is discarded as unwanted, such as garbage


A person, group or organization with an interest or concern in something

Surface water

Water from precipitation (rain, snow, hail, sleet) falls on the land and runs over the surface collecting in rivers, streams and lakes, and ultimately drains into oceans