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For sediment to deposit a system of catchment is needed. Spartina Anglica is a type of cordgrass found in slatmarshes and estuaries that is an sediment trapper thanks to its intricate root system and aggressive propagating capacity. My Y-component can simulate that density of the root structure of Spartina in order to get the sediment trapped in the needed areas.

The current issue with Spartina is that it blocks natural formation of salt marsh as it heavily colonises the intertidal zone and not allowing halophytic (salt loving) and other types of reeds to colonise progressively. This example then informs me on a maximum density cap that I should aim for my sedimentation entrapments. Too much sediment too quickly and you create a reed terrace.

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