alluvial alluvial  /ˌæ ˈlu vi əl/


  • (adj) of or relating to alluvium


  1. Left to its own devices, a flooding river spreads horizontally, filling its natural floodplain and enriching it with fertile, alluvial soil.
  2. Last January, after coming across traces of alluvial gold on his land, Farmer Genesio Ferreira da Silva hired a geologist to investigate whether there was a larger deposit.
  3. Most of the country sits on a giant alluvial delta whose rivers are constantly shifting, making it difficult to build up protective banks or large dikes to hold back the sea.


  • Southern W.Va. home to many firsts

    BLUEFIELD — Southern West Virginia is home to some amazing firsts and record-holders, such as the first municipally owned parking garage, the largest alluvial diamond found to date and one of the oldest churches this side of the Allegheny Mountains.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph


  1. "There is nothing coming from Chiadzwa. There is nothing coming to the fiscus from Chiadzwa," Biti said at a rally yesterday. "Chiadzwa represents the biggest find of alluvial diamonds in the history of mankind. In the interest of...
    on Mar 7, 2010 By: Tendai Biti Source: Zim Online

  2. Edwards said: "If farmers don't have options, they'll drill deeper wells. They'll go from the Alluvial Aquifer into the Sparta."
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: John Edwards Source: Springdale Morning News

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