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drowned valley

[¦drau̇nd ′val·ē]
(geology)
A valley whose lower part has been inundated by the sea due to submergence of the land margin.
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On the other hand, the rias (drowned valleys) in Galicia are poor in calcium and therefore coccolithophorids, and they are seldom preserved in the sediment.