Alluvial plain

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Events of the Pleistocene left their mark on major U.S. rivers. A conspicuous band of alternating Pleistocene (pale yellow) and Holocene (gray) deposits characterizes the broad, flat alluvial plain of the Mississippi River Embayment, its tributaries to the west, and coastal Texas. The irregularly striped pattern owes its origin to extensive and accelerated deposition by streams during interglacial phases of the Pleistocene
Events of the Pleistocene left their mark on major U.S. rivers. A conspicuous band of alternating Pleistocene (pale yellow) and Holocene (gray) deposits characterizes the broad, flat alluvial plain of the Mississippi River Embayment, its tributaries to the west, and coastal Texas. The irregularly striped pattern owes its origin to extensive and accelerated deposition by streams during interglacial phases of the Pleistocene
Alluvial plain is a relatively flat landform created by the deposition of sediment over a long period of time by one or more rivers coming from highland regions, from which alluvial soil forms.



Reference

  1. Wikipedia Alluvial plain [1]

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