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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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An example of the former is the fact that Lahore is located on an alluvial plain made up of loamy clay soil.
Alluvial plain represents the runoff zone while valley belongs to discharge zone, and the denudational hills constitute the infiltration area.
From these refugia in the southern Turanian lowlands, post-glacial colonization likely followed the Amu- Panj River system, which consists of vast alluvial plains, reaching to northern Afghanistan and adjacent areas, and thus, paralleling dispersal events of the dice snake suggested for regions west and north of the Caspian Sea (Guicking et al.
The soils comprise aquic, aridic, ustic, and xeric moisture regimes and mesic, thermic, and hyperthemic temperature regimes (Banaei 1998), and have developed on piedmont plains, alluvial plains, plateaux, and lowlands.
The communities of alliance supported by solonetz-like soils characteristic of slightly elevated habitats of alluvial plains and the slopes of shallow depressions of the steppe zone of Ukraine and forest-steppe zone of Russia.
To the south, an ample alluvial plain is the ground for most agricultural activities and the largest settlements.
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.
The whole region is called Sundarbans after the plant known as sundri (Heritiera fomes), and is one large extension of swamps and alluvial plains, dotted with minute islands subject to the rise and fall of the water.
They sought it in the high cold, beautiful mountains of the island and in the sudden small alluvial plains, but it eluded them and vanished from their hands.
The hardwood forests and alluvial plains that once provided food and shelter have fallen to the ax and the plow.
Their explanation is that, unlike the case in Mesopotamia, there is no regular flooding of alluvial plains in Europe to reinforce the myth.
Vegetation: The bare steppes of Central Anatolia are spotted with isolated clumps of planes and poplars, while cherries, apricots and almonds thrive in the alluvial plains.