alluviation


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alluviation

[ə‚lüv·ē′ā·shən]
(geology)
The deposition of sediment by a river.
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The clayey nature of the surface layer could be associated with alluviation, the principal process that brings sediments into the wetland system (Azeez et al.
Late Quaternary alluviation and soil formation in southern Argolid: its history, causes and archaeological implications.
At the same time, such stems were useful in resisting burial due to slumping and alluviation.
Among others, Wagstaff demonstrated the problems of simplistic solutions to the dating of valley alluviation and the complexity and localization of actual depositional sequences.