valley bottom

valley bottom

[′val·ē ‚bäd·əm]
(geology)
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The last two hundred feet is over a steep incline of loose rubble to the valley bottom, and I had just reached the top of this when there arose to my ears an agonized cry--"Bowen
All the favorable conditions for spreading the hideous disease are there; the air is stagnant, the hamlet lies in the valley bottom, close beside a torrent supplied with water by the melted snows, and the sunlight only falls on the mountain-top, so that the valley itself gets no good of the sun.
The grass roof blends easily into the rural hillside that envelops the circular structure and looks out from its prominent hillside position surveying the surrounding Pennines and industrial valley bottom of Meltham Mills.
Take the gravel path downhill through gorse bushes, keeping right if path forks, at valley bottom cross stream and go uphill towards woodland.
In picturesque Swaledale, hay meadows line the valley bottom, sheep graze higher ground and dry stone walls criss-cross hillsides dotted with farmhouses.
I don't mean a bit of scrub in the valley bottom but a 1,000-acre broadleaved woodland.
In the valley itself, there are larger MrVBF values, indicating a broad flat valley bottom that is likely to be depositional and hence have quite deep regolith and soil.
The Afon Mawddach that winds its way below has since deposited silt in the flattened valley bottom making it a great deal more fertile than the rugged valley sides.
When the route divides we follow the higher track with Hard Level Gill below in the valley bottom.
White wine varieties are confined to the valley bottom, where the sheep once grazed, where cool air sinks in the spring and where an old river bed holds a little more moisture in the clay-limestone soil.

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