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1. Sediment load
The portion of the total sediment load that moves in suspension, free from contact with the streambed, and is made up of particles having such density or grain size as to permit movement disassociated from the streambed. Density and grain size vary according to the amount of turbulence.

2. Sediment loading
The total sediment in a stream system, whether in suspension (suspended load) or on the bottom (bed load).