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Noun1.alluviation - the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulatingalluviation - the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
lode, load - a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
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It may have been initiated by glacio-fluvial alluviation of the Tanana Valley during the last glacial maximum (Reuther, 2013:441), followed by decreased sediment input and local dissection during the late glacial (Pewe, 1977:38).
Mathias Kondolf, "Controls on the alluviation of oxbow lakes by bed-material load along the Sacramento river, California," Sedimentology, vol.
Newman, "An asymptotically equal to 15,000 Year Record of El Nino-Driven Alluviation in Southwestern Ecuador," Science, vol.