Reply To: Alluvial and Fluvial

Forums SOIL 3600 Forum Alluvial and Fluvial Reply To: Alluvial and Fluvial

#4277
Mario Tenuta
Keymaster

    Alluvial refers to material moved and deposited by water whereas Fluvial refers to material moved and deposited by a river or stream. There can be instances were water moves and deposits materials but it isn’t actually a river or stream. This can be the case in mountain areas or right at the terminus of a glacier. Alluvium is not well sorted like fluvial material. take care, Mario

    Welcome to the Applied Soil Ecology Lab at the University of Manitoba