alluvial soil


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alluvial soil

[ə′lüv·ē·əl ′sȯil]
(geology)
A soil deposit developed on floodplain and delta deposits.
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The rich mollisol of the central Illinois plantation site is more productive than the nearly-permanently flooded alluvial soil of Mermet Lake.
Most of the rich alluvial soil was covered in thick forests or in swamps and flood plains.
Alluvial soils are highly concentrated at the valley of River Usuma in the study area, these soils cover reasonable part of the study area, the water holding capacity is very high and the water table around the places where this type of soils is prominent is usually very high too with well decomposed organic matter content in the surface layer and its texture become heavier with depth, as the weathered parent material the alluvial soil support to a grate extent irrigation/fadama farming (Balogun, 2001).
The increased contents of non-residual Cu, Zn, and Mn were observed in strong-to medium-acid alluvial soil samples.
The alluvial soil of the valley in southwest Lombardy also produces superb rice that is used to make one of the region's signature dishes, risotto, which not coincidentally is a dish in which Grana Padano is a chief component.
Caney Creek, with red, rich alluvial soil along its watershed, also runs through Wharton on its way to Sergeant at the Gulf and the San Bernard River is not that far away, not to mention Peach Creek which also passes through the county just north of Wharton.
This indicates that the modification for the value of N is generally underestimated because alluvial soil contains a relatively higher proportion of fine content.
The market had been built on a foundation of rubble over alluvial soil and was still settling.
He has already set his dream in motion, linking up with two Welsh friends to start growing wheat on 400 hectares of prime alluvial soil in Romania.
Levees built to protect New Orleans from spring floods have kept the river from depositing alluvial soil and rebuilding the lowlands.
The study hypothesis, based on physiographic variables determined from die parish soil survey, was that settlers would occupy the terraces first (earlier years), then the tertiary hills, and finally the alluvial soil of the floodplains (later years).
Seedlings were grown in a nursery in alluvial soil that was inoculated with mycorrhizal symbionts.