An oxbow lake is a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander
from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water.
An oxbow is a crescent-shaped lake lying alongside a winding river. The oxbow
lake is created over time as erosion and deposits of soil change the river's ...
Mar 4, 2012 ... Meanders and Oxbow Lakes. rtaylorsmith ... What is a meander - Geologist
describes meandering streams, rivers and oxbow lakes. - Duration: ...
Oxbow lake, small lake located in an abandoned meander loop of a river channel
. It is generally formed as a river cuts through a meander neck to shorten its ...
An oxbow lake forms when a curve, or meander, in a river pinches shut. The river
follows a new, shorter course and a lake forms beside the...
Oxbow lake definition, 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. See more.
This animation shows the process of oxbow lake formation. Detailed captions
and slides explain how differential flow velocities and the resulting patterns of ...
A crescent-shaped lake formed when a meander of a river or stream is cut off
from the main channel. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,
a crescent-shaped often ephemeral lake formed in the abandoned channel of a
meander by the silting up of its ends after the stream has cut through the land ...
Simple animation showing how meanders develop over time and ox-bow lakes
form. (a swf file)