What is alluvial plain?

  • (noun): A flat resulting from repeated deposits of alluvial material by running water.

Alluvial Plain

An alluvial plain is a largely flat landform created by the deposition of sediment over a long period of time by one or more rivers coming from highland regions, from which alluvial soil forms. A floodplain is part of the process, being the smaller area over which the rivers flood at a particular period of time, whereas the alluvial plain is the larger area representing the region over which the floodplains have shifted over geological time.

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Alluvial Plain - Examples
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Environment Of Iraq
... In the alluvial plain, soil quality has been damaged by the deposit of large amounts of salts, borne by irrigation overflows and wind and promoted by poor soil ... extensive marshes in the lower reaches of the alluvial plain, changing water circulation and wildlife patterns over a wide area ... Flooding danger in the alluvial plain has decreased since construction of dams upstream on the Euphrates ...

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