How Does an Oxbow Lake Form?


An Oxbow Lake is formed when a bend on a river course is cut off from the main channel via the erosional forces. As the erosion continues, the eroded soil is re-deposited on the edges of the river's course resulting in the formation of the Oxbow Lake.
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