filled marshland

filled marshland
   A subaerial soil area composed of fill materials (construction debris, dredged or pumped sandy or shell-rich sediments, etc.) deposited and smoothed to provide building sites and associated uses (e.g., lawns, driveways, parking lots). These fill materials are typically 0.5 to 3 m thick and have been deposited unconformably over natural soils.
   Compare: dredge spoil bank.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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