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river deposition

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what are oxbow lakes? a horseshoe shaped lake that has been cut off from the river eg. the old age stage of the river shanon
how are they formed as the meander bends the gap between them becomes narrow. During times of flood the discharge and velocity of the river are increaseed
the fast flowing water is unable to flow around the meander so it cuts through the narrow strip of land
once the flood has subsided desposition seals off the ends of the meander completely cutting if off from the main river
what is a mort lake as the oxbow lake is diprived of water it dries up this is known as aw mort lake or scar
repeated floods from the river fill the mort lake with alluvuim, eventually causing it the disappear
Created by: Megan k