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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What evidence do you see that indicates lateral changes in the stream’s position on its floodplain?

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The evidence seen in the photo that indicates the lateral changes in the stream’s position on its floodplain.

Explanation

A meandering stream system characteristically possesses a twisting channel with bends termed as meanders. The stream erodes the outer sides of the meander bends and deposits in the inner sides of the bends known as point bars.

By continued erosion and deposition, some of the meanders get cut off soon from the main channel and become isolated and abandoned...

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