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How does competence effect bed and suspended loads ability to carry sediment?
-- Eric Breindel (Breindel@oswego.edu), April 27, 2001
Well competence is the ability of a flow to carry material of a given size. As the current increases in velocity, so does the the size of particles carried. Thus the larger the volume of a flow, the more suspended and bed load it can carry.
-- Brent Mathis (email@example.com), April 27, 2001.