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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What is the origin of an oxbow lake?

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The origin of an oxbow lake.

Explanation

A stream flowing in a channel, on approaching the downstream region tend to follow a helical, or coiled fashion, that moves the water alternatively against both the sides of the channel. Such a stream is said to be a meandering stream.

Meandering stream channels characteristically exhibit meanders which are bends of twisting the channels...

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