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glacial drift

noun, Geology
material, as gravel, sand, or clay, transported and deposited by a glacier or by glacial meltwater.
Also called drift.
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  • Stratified glacial drift deposited by, or reworked by running water, or deposited in standing water.
  • The primary source of ground water in the study area is the glacial drift aquifer.
  • glacial drift overlies the bedrock throughout much of this region.
  • Some glacial drift was streamlined by overriding ice.
  • The geometry of the buried bedrock valleys affects the configuration of the embedded glacial drift aquifers and flow patterns.

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