How Are Canyons Formed?

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Canyons are formed through the process of erosion. When the water of rivers pass through rocks, the limestone erodes the rocks and opening is formed. Another cause of their formation is Earth Quakes. A canyon can be descried as a deep cut within the earth. It has a small bottom and its sides are steep.
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Canyons are formed by moving bodies of water, such as rivers, eroding away surrounding rock.
A canyon is a deep cut or opening in the earth that is formed from erosion of the earth. This can be caused by rivers or shifting of the earth. You can find more information here: http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4962723_how-canyon-formed.html
Canyons were formed by ancient rivers cutting through the rocks and mountains. The Grand Canyon is a prime example of a river (the Colorado) cutting through mountains.
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