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Depression (geology)

A watering hole is a natural depression where water collects and animals come to drink
Karst closed depression with permanent lake Stymfalia, Peloponnese, Greece. Seasonal abundant precipitation drained by 3 sinkholes

In geology, a depression is a landform sunken or depressed below the surrounding area. Depressions form by various mechanisms.





Structural or tectonic-related:


See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Dictionary of Geologic Terms – K". US Geochemical. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  3. ^ "Glossary of Important Terms in Glacial Geology – Peripheral Depression". Montana State University. 1999. Archived from the original on 2006-08-29. Retrieved 2006-08-25. Cites American Geological Institute's Glossary of Geology (3rd edition, revised in 1987).
  4. ^ "Dictionary of Geologic Terms – C". US Geochemical. Retrieved 2017-09-09.