natural levee

a deposit of sand or mud built up along, and sloping away from, either side of the flood plain of a river or stream. Also called levee.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • natural levee —    A long, broad low ridge or embankment of sand and coarse silt, built by a stream on its flood plain and along both sides of its channel, especially in time of flood when water overflowing the normal banks is forced to deposit the coarsest part …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • natural levee — a deposit of sand or mud built up along, and sloping away from, either side of the flood plain of a river or stream. Also called levee. * * * …   Universalium

  • natural levee —    A river bank raised by the river’s own depositions [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • levee — levee1 /lev ee/, n., v., leveed, leveeing. n. 1. an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river. 2. Geol. See natural levee. 3. Agric. one of the small continuous ridges surrounding fields that are to be irrigated. 4. Hist. a landing… …   Universalium

  • levee —    An artificial or natural embankment built along the margin of a watercourse or an arm of the sea, to protect land from inundation or to confine streamflow to its channel.    Compare: artificial levee, natural levee.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Levee — For other uses, see Levee (disambiguation). The side of a levee in Sacramento, California A levee, levée, dike (or dyke), embankment, floodbank or stopbank is an elongated naturally occurring ridge or artificially constructed fill or wall, which… …   Wikipedia

  • Levee breach — A levee failure during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 …   Wikipedia

  • levee — {{11}}levee (n.1) 1719, natural or artificial embankment to prevent overflow of a river, from New Orleans Fr. levée raising, lifting; embankment, from French, originally fem. pp. of lever to raise, from L. levare to raise (see LEVER (Cf. lever)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • levee — I lev•ee [[t]ˈlɛv i[/t]] n. 1) civ an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river 2) gel a natural deposit of sand or mud built up along the side of a river or stream 3) agr. one of the small continuous ridges surrounding fields that… …   From formal English to slang

  • Natural disaster — Not to be confused with environmental disaster. A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard (e.g., flood, tornado, hurricane, volcanic eruption, earthquake, heatwave, or landslide). It leads to financial, environmental or human losses.… …   Wikipedia

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