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Unformatted text preview: would not produce much activity of high magnitudes. 2) A coastal plain is flat, low-lying land adjacent to the coast of a sea and separated from other land by different land features. The coastal plain in Delaware is part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and includes all of the state except for a small area in the north that is part of the Piedmont. The coastal plain is important for agriculture, because of its rich, wet soil. It is also an area for water drainage/runoff. The coastal plains also possess many sediment deposits that are rich with fossils. These provide a detailed timeline of the history of the land of Delaware. The rock deposits and fossils can tell how long ago the land was under water and what the land was like....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2008 for the course GEOL 107 taught by Professor Madsen during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.
- Spring '08