Suspension – Fine, solid material held in the seawater while the seawater is moving
The rust on the suspension (suspension) bridge was all removed by the maintenance team and the small particles were held in the water.
Only material that can be reduced to tiny particles, such as silts and clays, can be suspended in the moving water. It can make the water look cloudy.
Currents can pick up lots of sediment – matter that settles at the bottom of the sea or river – during a storm, when strong winds generate high-energy waves. When waves and current lose energy, the suspended particles are deposited and, over time, this can form new land features.