alluvions de fond

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15:01 May 21, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Geology / étude géotechnique
French term or phrase: alluvions de fond
Formation 2 : Alluvions sablo-graveleuses jusqu’à 5 m de profondeur minimum. Il s’agit
d’alluvions de fond qui sont généralement reconnues pour leur granulométrie grossière, une
bonne compacité et l’absence de matière organique.
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3alluvial valley-bottoms
liz askew

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alluvial valley-bottoms

I could only find "de fonds de vallée"???
by PM Vitousek - ‎2010 - ‎Cited by 15 - ‎Related articles
Alluvial valley-bottom and colluvial slope soils of both valleys are enriched 4–5-fold in base saturation and in P that can be weathered, and greater than 10-fold ...

Note added at 39 mins (2018-05-21 15:40:57 GMT)

oh, it's just occurred to me "de fond" [without an "s"] could = deep

Note added at 40 mins (2018-05-21 15:42:04 GMT)
by JR PAWSON - ‎2014 - ‎Related articles
2 Sep 2015 - The geology at the site consists of deep alluvium deposits (typically sands and gravels) with a significant variation in depth across the valley.

so "deep alluvium deposits"

could be a distinct possibility!

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