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Definition of Deltas:
Deltas are formed when the supply of sediments to the coast by a river is faster than they are dispersed by waves, tides and the associated currents. [1].
This is the common definition for Deltas, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See also

Classification of coastlines

For a more detailed description, see the article on Deltas in the Wikipedia [1]


  1. Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment.