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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


This picture of the Nowitna River, Alaska shows two oxbow lakes - a short one at the bottom of the picture and a longer, more curved one at the middle-right.

What Is An Oxbow Lake? - MBGnet


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 ...

oxbow lake - National Geographic Education


An oxbow lake starts out as a curve, or meander, in a river. A lake forms as the river finds a different, shorter, course. The meander becomes an oxbow lake ...

These meandering streams create large loop meanders that develop into oxbow lakes adjacent to the stream. As a mature river begins to curve, it cuts and erodes into the outside of the curve and deposits sediment on the inside of the cure. Eventually, Eagle Bend becam... More »
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oxbow lake | geology | Britannica.com


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 ...

Ox - bow Lake - BBC


A BBC Bitesize secondary school revision resource for Standard Grade Geography on processes forming river landscapes: waterfalls, oxbow lakes, levees.

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Mar 4, 2012 ... Meanders and Oxbow Lakes. rtaylorsmith ... What is a meander - Geologist describes meandering streams, rivers and oxbow lakes. - Duration: ...
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Feb 7, 2013 ... Oxbow Lakes. Get your Geography on. You might learn something. SUBSCRIBE for more Weebl ▻ http://is.gd/MoreWeebl Animated by ...

Cleo resource: Meander Formation


Simple animation showing how meanders develop over time and ox-bow lakes form. (a swf file)

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Q: What is the shape of an Oxbow lake.
A: An Oxbow lake is shaped like a U. Read More »
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Q: How was oxbow lake formed.
A: 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 an... Read More »
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Q: Where are oxbow lakes found?
A: river valleys. Read More »
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Q: What is an oxbow lake?
A: Try this website: http://geobytesgcse.blogspot.com/2006/11/middle-course-of-river-meanders-ox-bow.html. Scroll down a bit on the site! x. Read More »
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Q: Where in a river is an oxbow lake?
A: its not apart of a river its A cut off rill. Read More »
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