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Delta (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 74

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Delta
Geoform Type Glacial (Kame) Delta
Ebb Tidal Delta
Flood Tidal Delta
Flood Tidal Delta Slope
Levee Delta


Description
Definition The low, nearly flat, alluvial tract of land at (or near) the mouth of a river. Deltas commonly form a triangular or fan-shaped plain of considerable area, which is crossed by many distributaries of the main river; deltas may extend beyond the general trend of the coast, and occur as a result of the accumulation of river sediment supplied in such quantities that it is not removed by tides, waves, and currents.