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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 ...


Jun 10, 2011 ... Encyclopedic entry. An oxbow lake starts out as a curve, or meander, in a river. A lake forms as the river finds a different, shorter, course.

Mar 4, 2012 ... Long Profile Of A River - Filmed In The Pyrenees - Meanders, V-Shaped Valleys, Oxbow Lakes - Duration: 8:02. I'm Stuck - GCSE Revision ...


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 ...


Jan 29, 2009 ... An illustrated explanation of the formation of cut-off meanders and oxbow lakes.


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


In the animation above, upstream a large bend becomes a horseshoe and is eventually cut-off to become an oxbow lake. Downstream the river is eroding its ...


An oxbow lake is a special kind of lake that only forms next to meandering rivers. It is shaped like a crescent or a horseshoe and presents a...


An oxbow lake is a U-shaped lake water body formed when a wide meander from the mainstem of a river is cut off to create a lake. This landform is called an ...