Oxbow Lakes?

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An oxbow lake is essentially a curved lake formed at a former oxbow where the main stream of the river has cut across the narrow end and no longer flows around the loop of the bend. This kind of a lake is what is known as a billabong in Australia.
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An oxbow lake is a crescent shaped lake that is formed when a bend in a river channel is cut off from a main stream, this is caused by erosion and sedimentation.
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(ŏks'bō') n. A U-shaped piece of wood that fits under and around the neck of an ox, with its upper ends attached to the bar of the yoke. A U-shaped bend in a river. The
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The path of a river naturally meanders back and forth and changes forming loops over time as the banks are worn away at fast parts on the outside of a bend and sediment is deposited
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ox·bow
[oks-boh]
NOUN
1.
a U-shaped piece of wood placed under and around the neck of an ox with its upper ends in the bar of the yoke.
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An oxbow lake is defined as a U-shaped water body that is formed when a meander from a river's main stem is cut off to form a lake. It is also described as a crescent-like lake that lies next to a winding river.
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