alluvial plain


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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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The alluvial plain lies between the confluence of East and West Ginn Runs and the marshy area at the Eaton-Wheeling Pike (Figure 3).
Clearly, further work, including cuticular studies of leaves, is needed at Joggins to better characterise alluvial plain cordaitalean communities.
However, the current landscape around the site is an alluvial plain only 1km south of the current Yellow River course.
The Ainoura plain is an alluvial plain on the Ainoura River; the Hino River is a tributary of the Ainoura River and these two rivers converge near Ainoura Bay.
The soils have developed on different physiographic units including alluvial plains, piedmont plains, plateaux, and lowlands.
In alluvial plains, river dynamics is recognized as the major force for landscape patterning and ecosystem distribution.
These results confirm that a portion of the alluvial plain has been exploited but the perimeter could still hold economic alluvial reserves.
The Ljubljanica River acts as a corridor, linking the limestone headwater areas and alluvial plain areas of the Sava.
These are (i) the erg and (ii) playas in the pediment area, which preserve evidence for the wet Middle Holocene; (iii) and the alluvial plain, which escaped aridification until very recent times.
Archaeological, palynological and geological contributions to landscape reconstruction in the alluvial plain of the Guadalquivir River at San Bernardo, Sevilla (Spain), Journal of Archaeological Science 25,521-32.
It is made up of the Li River, its tributaries and the alluvial plain, and occupies about 600 sq.
The physiography is dominated by various units; aeolian dune, playa basin, alluvial plain, plain and the irrigated land (Northern Floodplains Regional Planning Committee 2004).