Backswamp

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In geology backswamp is the section of a floodplain where deposits of fine silts and clays settle after a flood.[1] Backswamps usually lie behind a stream's natural levees.[2]

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  1. ^ Smith, Bob. "Coastal Backswamps... Restoring their value". NSW Department of Primary Industries. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  2. ^ http://college.hmco.com/geology/resources/geologylink/glossary/b.html