alluvial soil


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alluvial soil

[ə′lüv·ē·əl ′sȯil]
(geology)
A soil deposit developed on floodplain and delta deposits.
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Quaternary red clay soils have higher clay content than calcareous alluvial soils (Table 1), and this might be expected to inhibit OC decomposition during incubation and result in less C[O.
The rich mollisol of the central Illinois plantation site is more productive than the nearly-permanently flooded alluvial soil of Mermet Lake.
These come from sites on the upper slopes of tumbling valleys to the alluvial soil of an oxbow created long ago on an ancient river.
There was a time when habitat grew up around a river beds not only because alluvial soil was rich for cereal production but also because the livelihood was easy there than in the deserts and in arid land with neither rain nor river enough to sustain human life.
As the river strayed east and west over the course of several million years, the alluvial soil deposits increased in thickness, becoming some of the most fertile agricultural soil in the world.
It needs fertile, alluvial soil, rain and very little fertiliser, making organically farming it a relatively easy task.
The increased contents of non-residual Cu, Zn, and Mn were observed in strong-to medium-acid alluvial soil samples.
The farmland is level or gently undulating with fertile alluvial soil.
Caney Creek, with red, rich alluvial soil along its watershed, also runs through Wharton on its way to Sergeant at the Gulf and the San Bernard River is not that far away, not to mention Peach Creek which also passes through the county just north of Wharton.
The market had been built on a foundation of rubble over alluvial soil and was still settling.
He has already set his dream in motion, linking up with two Welsh friends to start growing wheat on 400 hectares of prime alluvial soil in Romania.
Levees built to protect New Orleans from spring floods have kept the river from depositing alluvial soil and rebuilding the lowlands.