Sediment is anything that enters water and settles to the bottom. This is an issue because it causes the creek to fill up and leave its banks when it rains. This can cause flooding and damage to other areas where moving water is not suppose to be.
Did You Know?
Sediment is the number one pollutant affecting rivers and streams.
Why You Should Be Concerned
Sediment clouds the water and makes it difficult or impossible for aquatic plants to grow.
Deposited sediments can increase chances of flooding.
Sediment can carry toxic chemicals.
What You Can Do
Keep and protect existing native trees, bushes and plants on your property.