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Depression (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 81

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Depression
Geoform Type Scour Depression

Definition General term for any relatively sunken part of the earth's surface—especially a low-lying area surrounded by higher ground. Depressions often have no natural outlet for surface drainage (such as an interior basin or a karstic sinkhole) (Jackson 1997).