What Is Alluvial Soil?

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Alluvial soil is soil that is formed by standing water deposits from heavy rain or flooding. Look for alluvial soil near the side of a fence or wall with information from a professional landscaper in this free video on lawns and gardens. View Video Transcript

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Bill Elzey

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I'm Bill Elzey, with Showplace Lawns. What is alluvial soil? Alluvial soil is formed from water deposits, or is a water deposit. If you will notice during a rain, or a flooding situation, where water will stand for a while, and then after the water recedes, the area up against the wall or a fence, or on the side of a building where the water was, that is alluvial soil. You take those scrapings off of there, and that is what that is. So, it's formed from a water deposit.