How Are Meanders Formed?


Meanders are caused by the erosion of river banks. The sediment or earth on the outside of the bend of moving water, and is then deposited on the inside, which builds the meander.
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by erosion and deposition
Water will flow downhill following the path of least resistance. When the land it is travelling through is flat, and there isn't much difference in the soil/rock, then the river will
B Deposition of sand on both the inside and the outside of bends in the river forces the channel to become more sinuous over time. Meanders form due to the greater volume of water
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