How Does an Oxbow Lake Form?

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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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Oxbow Lake Formation. An Oxbow Lake is a development of a meander, thanks to erosion and deposition. The neck/bend of the meander grows narrower and narrower and eventually the river
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An oxbow is a crescent-shaped lake lying alongside a winding river and is created over
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They are formed when the old river channel is bypassed by a new one and the old one becomes landlocked from the river itself. The lake is often still fed by the river when the water
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n. A crescent-shaped lake formed when a meander of a river or stream is cut off from the main channel.
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