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alluvial plain

[ə′lüv·ē·əl ′plān]
(geology)
A plain formed from the deposition of alluvium usually adjacent to a river that periodically overflows. Also known as aggraded valley plain; river plain; wash plain; waste plain.
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25 Alluvial plain, 4 Deltaic plain Paleo channel 4 Pediplain 3 & Valley fill Coastal plain & 1 Pediment Denudational hill 1 Soil 0.
It appears that small-scale settlement in alluvial fan environments existed for at least two and a half millennia before the agricultural colonisation of the alluvial plains.
2010a), is situated some distance onto the alluvial plain of Bannu on the right bank of the Lohra stream, between the Tochi and Kurram rivers.
There were no significant differences among soils developed on piedmont plains, plateaux, and alluvial plains in cumulative K release.
Soil temperature Physiographic regime unit 1 Mesic Piedmont plain 2 Aquic Lowland 3 Mesic Piedmont plain 4 Thermic Plateau 5 Thermic Plateau 6 Mesic Piedmont plain 7 Mesic Plateau 8 Thermic Piedmont plain 9 Thermic Plateau 10 Aquic Lowland 11 Hyperthermic Plateau 12 Hyperthermic Lowland 13 Mesic Piedmont plain 14 Thennic Piedmont plain 15 Hyperthermic Piedmont plain 16 Hyperthermic Lowland 17 Thermic Plateau 18 Hyperthermic Alluvial plain 19 Hyperthermic Alluvial plain 20 Hyperthermic Lowland 21 Thermic Plateau 22 Thermic Piedmont plain 23 Mesic Piedmont plain 24 Thennic Piedmont plain Table 2.
An extensive network of channels and culverts built in times of abundant energy has radically transformed the natural water runoff of the southern alluvial plain.
In contrast, shoreface and delta-lobe sands of the open-water assemblage are relatively thin, and dryland alluvial plains of the well drained assemblage include thick mud intervals, with sands restricted to small channels, levees and splays.
Fire-prone cordaitalean (gymnosperm) forests covered the alluvial plains and basin-margin uplands.
An example is the alluvial plains, where saline water discharges to the surface, mainly in patches of low topography.
In alluvial plains, disturbance consists mainly in floods of high kinetic energy.
In alluvial plains, the closure of the canopy may be shortened to 10-15 years.
Nevertheless, these settings are located to the west of and higher than the alluvial plains, near the outlets of the Nanluo and Shuangzi springs respectively.