Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
Yep. For example, the Nile Delta is an alluvial plain. Other alluvial plains, such as some in the desert near to here (inland SoCal), do not have a river per se as their source, but are formed by sediment carried from multiple gullies, washes and rivulets in the wet season.
Anyone visiting Death Valley and took the time to actually read the roadside geography info signs (and not just look at the photos) should know what an alluvial fan is. Of course folks are on vacation, so who wants to learn anything...