canyon fill

canyon fill

[′kan·yən ‚fil]
(geology)
Loose, unconsolidated material which fills a canyon to a depth of 50 feet (15 meters) or more during periods between great floods.
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In an examination of material from Oligocene-Miocene canyon fill in west Africa, Petters (1982, 1984) reports only more or less "normal" benthic foraminiferal assemblages, in this case essentially the same mix of calcareous and benthic species found in contemporaneous deposits in nearby wells drilled on ancient slope environments.
At the end of this process the City Council approved a 40-ft wide two-lane project that followed the horizontal alignment of the existing road, but incorporated a vertical alignment that improved the sight distance at the top of the hill and mitigated the canyon fill with extensive tree planting.
But with wealth comes trouble, and Yakima is about to have his fill, not the least of which is a canyon filled with lost Jesuit gold that fortune-hunters are willing to kill for, and the love triangle he becomes involved in with Julia and Emma, the two beautiful Kosgrove daughters.
Nichols Canyon filled third spot in his four subsequent outings last season, but was beaten a long way behind Faugheen in the Irish Champion Hurdle and behind Annie Power in Aintree Hurdle.
Bore 5, the timber bore, was across a canyon filled with thick forest that had to remain undisturbed.
"In 10 years, it'll look like a canyon filled with tall condos and rentals."
Lowfer down it is a nearly lifeless canyon filled with silt and the tops of dead cottonwoods.
Surrounded by piles of ash and smoldering stumps, the destroyed yarder overlooked a steep, barren canyon filled with smoking debris.
Join an exciting four-day family float through a lush forested canyon filled with Class III rapids and spectacular scenery.
We'll raft through a lush, forested canyon filled with rapids (Class III) and spectacular scenery.