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Definition of alluvial soil

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

A soil developed on a flood plain or delta having only the characteristics of the alluvium (clay, silt, sand, gravel or similar detrital material deposited by running water) of which it is composed.

Definition as written by IA_Soil_Sci:

Alluvium. Unconsolidated material, such as gravel, sand, silt, clay, and various
mixtures of these, deposited on land by running water.


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