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natural levee

noun
1.
a deposit of sand or mud built up along, and sloping away from, either side of the flood plain of a river or stream.
Also called levee.
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  • Five sites were in backwater areas away from the river channel, and one site was on a natural levee near the channel.
  • The only property available were the swamps and marshes that framed the initial natural levee site.

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