no idea if this is feasible, I've never traveled in a high-sediment water area, but a possibility for, if nothing else, some trail fun:
Take a bottle, platy, other sealable water containing device
Get some cordage, stronger is better, guyline should suffice
Tie it to the neck of the bottle
Fill and cap bottle
Swing the bottle on the string in a 2-3 foot radius horizontally at a decent clip, don't hit yourself or your friends.
Thought being, you're making a centrifuge of sorts to settle the heavy sediments more quickly. No idea if this would work, but worst case, you just look like a fool for a minute and find out that it was a waste of said minute.
I'd love to know if this would work though...