alluvial flat
    a) (colloquial: western USA)
   A nearly level, graded, alluvial surface in bolsons and semi-bolsons that lacks distinct channels, terraces, or flood plain levels.
   FFP, GG, & SW.
    b) (not preferred)
   A general term for a small flood plain bordering a river, on which alluvium is deposited during floods.
   GG

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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