Meltwater from a glacier colored by sediment, mixing with clear water
Fluvio-glacial is the water created by the melting of glaciers. It literally means "Water Glacier", but is also commonly called 'melt water', or glacial milk when combined with rock flour.
Fluvio-glacial can also mean sedimentsdeposited by the glacier meltwater. Fluvio-glacial landforms differ from glacial landforms. Such fluvio-glacial landforms include outwash plains, varves, braided streams, eskers, kames (and kame terraces), kettles (or kettle holes) and proglacial lakes.