River delta

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Sacramento Delta at fluid stage, spring 2009. Photo bi Doc Searls

A river delta is a landfurm that is furmed at the mooth o a river, whaur the river flows intae an ocean, sea, estuary, loch, or reservoir. Deltas are furmed frae the deposeetion o the sediment carried bi the river as the flow leaves the mooth o the river. Ower lang periods o time, this deposeetion bigs the characteristic geographic pattern o a river delta.

Despite a popular legend tae the contrary, this uisage o the wird delta wis nae coined bi Herodotus.[1]

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  1. Celoria, Francis (1966). "Delta as a geographical concept in Greek literature". Isis 57 (3): 385–388.