alluvial soil


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  • noun

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a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds

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Most of the rich alluvial soil was covered in thick forests or in swamps and flood plains.
The alluvial soil grew anything planted in it and the gardens on our Caney Creek homestead were prolific.
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).
It was "a furious, rapid, desolating torrent, loaded with alluvial soil .
The collection locality southwest of Clairemont is adjacent to the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River in an area of sandy, alluvial soil.
But 19th- and 20th-century farmers found the alluvial soil better suited to orchards than oaks, and the trees themselves valuable for firewood.
Nearing--with help from Zhang and Akitsu Kimoto, who is doing postdoctoral work funded by Japan--is studying the oxides' performance in watersheds in the semiarid American Southwest's alluvial soil near Tombstone, Arizona.
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 sub-humid Mediterranean climate, with gentle breezes from the Pacific, and cooling from the lofty Andes Mountains, with alluvial soil makes near perfect growing conditions, and successive vintages are very consistent, though each has a character of its own, just as the greatest vintages in Bordeaux.
dia I size bore well of 70 mtr depth for India Mark-II Hand Pump in Tripical Geophysical construction of alluvial soil, Bolder, Pebils, Gravels, Rocky, Sand Stone and Sticky clay, silt etc.
Nearly 1,000 feet above sea level, its rocky, alluvial soil combines with clear, warm days and cool nights to favor a number of grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Malbec.
Soils were collected during the early summer season from a normal alluvial soil tract (S1) covered with grassland and 5 different zones (S2, S3, S4, S5, S6) of dhapa landfill area that were originally on the same alluvial soil type.
This alluvial soil is hydromorphic up to the surface and weakly differentiated.