bot·​tom·​land | \ˈbä-təm-ˌland \

Definition of bottomland 

: low-lying land along a watercourse often used in plural the fertile bottomlands

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In some wide river basins where flooding inundated hundreds of thousands of acres of prime bottomland deer habitat, losses of fawns were devastating. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Texas’ deer population would welcome good soaking," 16 June 2018 Congaree National Park, South Carolina Located 30 minutes outside Columbia, South Carolina, Congaree is home to the country’s largest swath of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "6 Under-the-Radar National Parks You Should Visit," 20 June 2018 By 1925, 40 businesses — including the famous Wolferman’s, which served 10,000 grocery shoppers its first week at 47th and Wyandotte — had mushroomed atop the ever-richer bottomland. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "From swampy to swanky, the Country Club Plaza is born | The Kansas City Star," 23 Mar. 2018 Pueblo structures still stand under red cliffs, while modern-day Navajos farm the bottomlands. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015 The land, which includes 3.5 miles along Salmon Creek, is important ecologically, with flood plain forests of cypress-gum swamp and bottomland hardwood forest. Washington Post, "Land deal will preserve site linked to Lost Colony mystery," 28 Apr. 2018 From the Gulf Coast, my path leads me north into the interior bottomlands of Louisiana and Mississippi, with their mix of hardwood swamp forest, river oxbows, row-crop agriculture, and the tiny old towns of the lower Mississippi. Bruce M. Beehler, Smithsonian, "Thirty-Seven Warblers in a Hundred Days," 16 Apr. 2018 In the 1930s Ron's grandfather, a worker for the Louisville Transit Authority, bought the farm and the 50 acres of bottomland at Floyd's Fork. Taylor M. Riley, The Courier-Journal, "Don’t let this Louisville farmhouse fool you. Inside it’s a nautical getaway," 12 Apr. 2018 In 1911, a competitor, George F. Law, was the first to plat the sluggish stream’s bottomland, selling speculation lots by mail. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "From swampy to swanky, the Country Club Plaza is born | The Kansas City Star," 23 Mar. 2018

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: flat low land along a river or stream

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