Suspended sediment

very fine soil particles that remain in suspension in water for a considerable period of time without contact with the bottom. Such material remains in suspension due to the upward components of turbulence and currents and/or by suspension.

Perlman, U. H. (n.d.). Water Science Glossary of Terms. Retrieved April 14, 2017, from https://water.usgs.gov/edu/dictionary.html

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