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outwash plain

Geology. a broad, sloping landform built of coalesced deposits of outwash.
1930-35 Unabridged
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  • Several hundred kettle lakes are found in the pitted outwash plain.
  • The melt water carries a load of sediment for deposit along an outwash plain.
  • Common glacial landforms include lake plain, outwash plain, end moraine and ground moraine.
  • As it melts, a depression in the surface of the outwash plain develops.
  • The land surface is a glacial outwash plain underlain by stratified glacial outwash deposits.
  • The sands of the outwash plain are excessively drained.
  • On the southerly side, where the glacial flat outwash plain begins, the views contrast with those to the north.
  • Small areas of dead-ice moraine, end moraine, outwash plain and lake plain also occur.
  • Eroded plateaus and ridges occur on a glacial outwash plain that covers the gentle southern margin.
  • Most of the river in the study reach flows on this alluvial outwash plain.

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