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Slough (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 68

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Channel
Geoform Type Slough


Description
Definition (a) A sluggish body of water in a tidal flat, bottomland, or coastal marshland; may also be called bayous or oxbows. (b) A sluggish channel of water (such as a side channel of a river) in which water flows slowly through either low, swampy ground (such as along the Columbia River) or a section of an abandoned river channel (which may contain stagnant water) that occurs in a flood plain or delta.