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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.
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., 2004, 2009; Guicking and Joger, 2011).
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.
The most widespread zonal vegetation is that of the microphyllous desert, a desertscrub that flourishes on regosols and on Quaternary coarse alluvial plains and lower bajadas.
A new pest of rice in Missouri: range expansion of Triops longicaudatus (Crustacea: Notostraca: Triopsidae) into the Northern Mississippi River alluvial plains. Florida Entomologist 92 (3) 503-505.
The Europeans will also have had to review their spatial planning policies, with land use being linked more to impermeability and erosion, the restoration of natural alluvial plains, etc.
It is grown in the low, flat alluvial plains south of Los Palacios.
namely: Alluvial plains, coastal ridge sands, rolling sandy plains, the uplands, and the Obotme isolated hills (collection of hills that rise to 150 metres above sea level).
Cordaitalean (gymnosperm) forests covered the alluvial plains and basin-margin uplands, and were periodically swept by wildfires.
These are terrace plains or very gently undulating alluvial plains. These are far from hills and rarely receive any water and sediments from hilly areas.