backswamp
a marshy low-lying area on a floodplain

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • backswamp — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a swamp in a backland a backswamp area …   Useful english dictionary

  • backswamp —    A flood plain landform. Extensive, marshy or swampy, depressed areas of flood plains between natural levees and valley sides or terraces.    Compare: valley flat.    HP …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • backswamp deposit —    Lamina of silt and clay deposited in the flood basin between valley sides or terraces and the natural levees of a river.    Compare: slackwater.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Mississippian culture pottery — is the ceramic tradition of the Mississippian culture (800 to 1600 CE) found as artifacts in archaeological sites in the American Midwest and Southeast. It is often characterized by the adoption and use of riverine (or more rarely marine) shell… …   Wikipedia

  • river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …   Universalium

  • Haor — A haor ( bn. হাওর) is a wetland ecosystem in the north eastern part of Bangladesh which physically is a bowl or saucer shaped shallow depression, also known as a backswamp.MK Alam; Wave attack in Haor areas of Bangladesh and cement concrete… …   Wikipedia

  • Mid-City New Orleans — Coordinates: 29°58′19″N 90°05′49″W / 29.97194°N 90.09694°W / 29.97194; 90.09694 …   Wikipedia

  • flood-plain landforms —    A variety of constructional and erosional features produced by stream channel migration and flooding, e.g., backswamp, braided stream, flood plain splay, meander, meander belt, meander scroll, oxbow lake, and natural levee.    HP …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • slackwater —    A quiet part of, or a still body of water in, a stream.    Compare: backswamp.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • valley flat —    A generic term for the low or relatively level ground lying between valley walls and bordering a stream channel; especially the small plain at the bottom of a narrow, steep sided valley. The term can be generally applied noncommittally to a… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”