alluvial plain


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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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predominantly silt-sized sediment formed by accumulations of wind-blown dust [32] from the late Pleistocene with mounds and low alluvial plains that are a result of more recent unconsolidation and aggradation.
By contrast, slightly saline ([EC.sub.e] 2-4 dS [m.sup.-1]) to non-saline ([EC.sub.e] <2 dS [m.sup.-1]) soil conditions characterise the alluvial plain in the south-west corner of the study area and adjacent to the Darling River.
The Yi-luohe River alluvial plain has subsided since the Quaternary period.
An extensive network of channels and culverts built in times of abundant energy has radically transformed the natural water runoff of the southern alluvial plain.
At present, we can not recognize any structural habitat elements along the Indus alluvial plain that would preclude the presence of N.
The expanding range of the American badger into the Mississippi Alluvial Plain of northeastern Arkansas likely originated from southeastern Missouri.
In the vicinity of anticline that is alluvial plain the pattern of channel is dendritic.
Escalation of groundwater fluoride in the Ganga alluvial plain of India.
This occurrence represents a range expansion into a new physiographic region (Mississippi Alluvial Plain) and the Southern U.S.
The Lower Mississippi River Valley is actually a giant alluvial plain that stretches over parts of seven states, from southern Illinois to southern Louisiana at the Gulf of Mexico.