Sediment trap (geology)

In geology, a sediment trap is any topographic depression where sediments substantially accumulate over time. The size of a sediment trap can vary from a small lagoon[1] to a large basin such as the Persian Gulf.


  1. ^ Ritter, John R. (November 1972). "Cyclic Sedimentation in Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Southern California". Journal of the Waterways. Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division. 98 (4): 597–602.