Definition of riverbank
: the bank of a river
Recent Examples of riverbank from the Web
Scientists say rising seas could flood riverbanks by midcentury, and potential increases in stormwater runoff and downstream flows could bore into sediment and release toxins sealed below.
But the $14-million citywide cleanup effort — increasing dramatically since it was launched — has made only a marginal difference in the number of encampments across the city’s sidewalks, alleys and riverbanks, a Los Angeles Times review found.
But their contribution extends well beyond the riverbanks because their carcasses, dragged into the forests by bears, also nourish mosses, trees, insects, songbirds, wolves, and more.
Ninety-nine percent of his materials are reclaimed — found in dumpsters or along the roads and riverbanks, or bought at thrift stores and estate sales.
Mile after mile of riverbanks crumbled near Live Oak and Yuba City.
At night, frogs and nightingales warble from the riverbanks.
The city will begin riverbank restoration and enhancement to create access, outlooks and picnic areas starting this fall.
The riverbank was a popular dumping site before environmental standards were enforced.
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First Known Use of riverbank
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Definition of riverbank for English Language Learners
: the ground at the edge of a river
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