alluvial soil


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Noun1.alluvial soil - a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river bedsalluvial soil - a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds
alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvium, alluvion - clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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Immediately he began to descend from the upland to the fat alluvial soil below, the atmosphere grew heavier; the languid perfume of the summer fruits, the mists, the hay, the flowers, formed therein a vast pool of odour which at this hour seemed to make the animals, the very bees and butterflies drowsy.
The shores were in some places high and rocky, with low marshy islands at their feet, subject to inundation, and covered with willows, poplars, and other trees that love an alluvial soil.
Every year the floods deposited a rich alluvial soil on this spot, where there should be no difficulty in growing osiers.
From the high density alluvial soil deposit to gemstone and mineral saturated crust, the land of Kogi State can sustain clusters of industries that can answer to the economic well being of the people and also make the state the nation's hub of agriculture and industrialisation.
Tenders are invited for Installation of deep well hand pump in alluvial soil and in Rocky Strata under Sub Division V(W/S)in connection with MLA LAD Fund.
Summer saw my grandfather's garden at its abundant best, whirring and buzzing with insects and radiating warmth from its black alluvial soil.
Alluvial soil is formed by accumulated sediments transferred by the rivers and rapids, thus, it is amongst the most fertile soils.
The country's rich alluvial soil, which grows most of the food the country consumes, is in danger.
After release, the turtle moved to a location further along the edge of the high bank (about 25 m from and 4 m above the river's edge), where it attempted to excavate a nesting hole in alluvial soil but was attacked by ants disturbed by the digging and abandoned the effort, returning to the river.
Gohil says the rich alluvial soil in the region will be threatened by the proposed plant, which is simultaneously located only five kilometres from a lignite mining site.
The loose, alluvial soil was deposited over the millennia by the meanderings and floods of the Willamette River.
These ancient trees rooted in the rich alluvial soil of the Mississippi Delta have survived fierce lightening and storms, devastating floods, and logging of the big woods.