Slough (hydrology)

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For other uses, see Slough (disambiguation).


Slough is a term in hydrology that refers to:

  • a stream distributary or anabranch, or in some cases, a regular stream.

More localized meanings of slough are:

  • a muddy marsh in the British Isles.
  • a swamp or shallow lake system with trees (Eastern and South Eastern United States).
  • a secondary channel of a river delta, without trees (Pacific coast of North America).
  • a pond, often alkaline

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