What is a triangular area of land where a river deposits mud?
A plain is a level area of land. A delta is land created by a river that deposits soil. The term "delta" usually impies the triangular shape of land at the opening of a river into a sea or lake. However a delta can be formed by flooding of large rivers. Just below Memphis, there is some flat land that has deep, fertile top soil that has been created by thousands of years of flooding…
Alluvial deposits are river/stream deposits, whether they are found at the mouth of the river or anywhere along its length. In some cases, the alluvial deposits at the mouth of a river can form a delta. If this is not what you wanted to know, please rephrase the question. As it stands, this is an incomplete sentence with a question mark at the end of it.
What do you call the land area that includes soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at the river's mouth?
The land built up by alluvial soil is called the delta, after the triangular or fan shape formed by multiple channels depositing silt. Over the centuries, the small triangle at the mouth of the river can extend the land out into a body of water. For a good view of how the land is extended, see the link below to the Ganges River Delta.
Rivers move slowly at the river mouth. The river carries a lot of sediment and mud. The river deposits (drops) its sediment and mud at its mouth. This sediment and mud spreads out into a fan- like shape, or delta, across the mouth of the river. If the force of the sea tides and water is not very strong, the mud deposits cannot be washed away. Instead, the deposits break up the flow of the…
The area of land drained by a river is called a "catchment area". It is so-called because is the the area that catches the precipitation (rainfall). Another term is "river basin", but this is less specific. (The geographical term, "catchment area", is often used to describe the area served by, say, a school or hospital).
A previous answer from Arrivisto: The area of land drained by a river is called a "catchment area". It is so-called because is the the area that catches the precipitation (rainfall). Another term is "river basin", but this is less specific. (The geographical term, "catchment area", is often used to describe the area served by, say, a school or hospital).
Yes, you can pan for gold in the Carson River, but it is not currently considered a likely area to find placer gold. The Comstock Lode area downstream from Carson City through Dayton was mined thoroughly in the late 1800's and there is little accessible gold remaining. Most of the river there is privately owned but some BLM land is near Dayton and the Fort Churchill Road. Only a couple of miles of poorly-accessible public…