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  1. Dredging

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  1. Dredging

    Dredging is an excavation activity or operation usually carried out at least partly underwater, in shallow seas or fresh water areas with the purpose of gathering up bottom sediments and disposing of them at a different location. This technique is often used to keep waterways navigable. It is also used as a way to replenish sand on some public beaches, where sand has been lost because of coastal erosion. Dredging is also used as a technique for fishing for certain species of edible clams and crabs, see fishing dredge. A dredger is any device, machine, or vessel that is used to excavate and remove material from the bottom of a body of water. For example, a scoop attached to the end of a rope or pole by which a man can draw sediments up from the bottom of a pond is a dredger. Developing this idea further, a motorized crane equipped with a drag bucket or clamshell that is used to scoop material from the bottom of a body of water is also a dredger. The crane could be located on the bank, or perhaps mounted on a barge. If the crane is mounted on a barge, the entire vessel is referred to as a dredger. The process of dredging creates spoils, which are carried away from the dredged area. Dredging can produce materials for land reclamation or other purposes, and has also historically played a significant role in gold mining. Dredging can create disturbance in aquatic ecosystems, often with adverse impacts.

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  1. dredging

    Fishing by dragging the dredge.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dredging in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dredging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dredging in a Sentence

  1. Lis Smith:

    He’s an outspoken supporter of the national dialogue we are having about sexual abuse and harassment, these efforts to tie years-old comments to it do a great disservice to women. Dredging up one-off old social media posts is a typical establishment politician’s way to discredit newcomers.

  2. Bonnie Glaser:

    The persistence of dredging, along with construction and militarization on China's artificial islands, underscore Beijing's unwillingness to exercise self-restraint and look for diplomatic paths to reduce tensions, on the eve of President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States, Beijing appears to be sending a message to President Barack Obama that China is determined to advance its interests in the South China Sea even if doing so results in heightened tensions with the United States.

  3. Mohab Mameesh:

    The digging and dredging works will conclude on July 15. The opening of the New Suez Canal will be on Aug. 6, according to the orders of the Egyptian people and the Egyptian president, once President al-Sisi orders the start of navigation on Aug. 6, ships will be able to go through the canal.

  4. Mohab Mameesh:

    They are not only digging or dredging works, but also preparing the maritime path to be valid and secure for global navigation. We will not allow any ship to pass unless it has navigational security.

  5. Shannon Poe:

    They don’t care a whole lot about the science, or the facts or the truth that conclusively proved suction dredging does not harm fish.

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