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Beginner's Guide to Alluvial Fans and Deltas on
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Alluvial Fans and Deltas are generally easy to recognize by their triangular shape. Alluvial fans are often a purple, magenta or pink color because of the exposed soil on their surface. Deltas generally are covered with vegetation and show characteristics similar to marshes. Both deltas and alluvial fans can show distributary channels branching from a main stream at their head.

Satellite image of an alluvial fan in California
The community of El Mirage is located near the bright green area at the top of the large purple alluvial fan. California U.S.A.

Satellite image of an alluvial fan in China
Alluvial fan near Andirlangar, China.

Satellite image of the Nile River delta
Nile Delta, Egypt.

Satellite image of the Volga River delta
Volga Delta, Russia / Kazakhstan.

Satellite image of the Ganges River delta
Ganges Delta, Bangladesh / India.



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