alluvium


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alluvium

The material deposited on land by virtue of the process of accretion. The accretion process occurs when rivers or other waters deposit silt and mud on land,and thus create more land; the silt and mud making up the new land is called alluvium.

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Gently sloping land is dominant; soils are generally well-drained, of low fertility, and derived mainly from rhyolitic alluvium and tephra.
Hemington Quarry, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, UK: a decade beneath the alluvium in the confluence zone, in A.
Alluvium in Wesley Chapel Gulf provides information on the nature and effect of climatic and anthropogenic influences on the Mitchell Plain in that the fill represents a partial record of subterranean Lost River discharge and sediment load.
The Bison locality is in alluvium deposited over Pliocene tholeiitic lavas of the Taos volcanic field.
At this time no further work on the IP target is planned given the unstable nature of the alluvium.
The research indicated that there is hydraulic connectivity between the Walloon Coal Measures and the Condamine Alluvium but the extent is low.
Alluviums of the Fourth Period are seen abundantly throughout the area and the largest part of Damanedaran and Miandasht Buin plains are composed of elements of limy, igneous materials, sands and clays which are related to this period and the groundwater tables often lie in these sediments (Graph 5).
These intercepts approximate true width intercepts and are contained in partially dolomitized limestone beneath a late Cretaceous or Tertiary erosional surface and Quaternary alluvium.
Today's card at Amiens in France features the debut of Alluvium, the 11th foal out of Kirsten Rausing's Moyglare Stud Stakes third Alouette.
Old Alluvium, Trangie Cowal, Contemporary Macquarie), and stratigraphic units (palaeochannels, groundwater tables).
Types of soil in the study area is Red soil, Lateritic soil, Clayey soil, River alluvium, Coastal alluvium Fig-1.
A geotechnical investigation revealed that a large area of the project site is comprised of alluvium fan.