This article has been reviewed by the following Topic Editor: Jim Kundell
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defines Alluvial deposits as:
- Detrital material that is transported by a river and is deposited–usually temporarily–at points along the floodplain of a river. Commonly, such deposits are composed of sands and gravels.
NOAA (Content Source);Jim Kundell (Topic Editor) "Alluvial deposit". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth December 16, 2007; Last revised Date December 16, 2007; Retrieved May 18, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Alluvial_deposit>