Alluvial Fan at Death Valley (1)
Alluvial fan in the morning looking east from the sand dunes.
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    Alluvial fan in the morning looking east from the sand dunes.

Alluvial Fan at Death Valley (1)
Alluvial fan in the morning looking east from the sand dunes.


Alluvial fans in Death Valley are huge and long. This is one of the most fascinating land formations in Death Valley. As the streams flow out of the steep mountains through narrow canyons into flat land, the rocks, pebbles and sediments get deposited just outside the canyon. The stream eventually loses speed and in Death Valley, disappear. The landscape acquires the shape of a fan over time.
Alluvial fans occur on the land just as a delta forms near the ocean. They occur in a number of places. In Death Valley, you will be able to see the huge fans and I think these are some of the most beautiful land formations of nature.


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