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Applied to the environments, action, and products of rivers or streams. Alluvial deposits (alluvium) are clastic, detrital materials transported by a stream or river and deposited as the river floodplain. The term is also applied to surface flow, as in alluvial fans, bajadas, etc.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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