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River landforms

deposition

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What occurs at the old age stage ? A river has stopped eroding as it has lost most of its energy deposition is the main process that occurs
What is an oxbow lake? an oxbow lake is a horseshoe-shaped lake that has been cut off from a river e.g The moy and the river Shannon
Does erosion play a role in its formation? Although oxbow lakes are a feature of deposition the process of erosion play a part in their formation
How does the fast flowing water play a role in the erosion aspect of an oxbow lake? the fast flowing wateris unable to flow around the meander so it cuts through the narrow strip of land between the outer bends of the meander straightening the rivers course.
How is it being cut off from the river? once the flood has subsided , deposition occurs once again. deposition seals off the ends of the meander completely cutting it off from the main river.
what is a meander? a winding curve or bend of a river
what is it referred to once it has dried up? A scar or mort lake
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