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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 ... Features Formed by River Processes Oxbow Lakes final - Geography (Grade 12) - Duration: 3:13. KO 2,177 views · 3:13. Meandering River ...


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 ...


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 ...


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


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...


Oxbow Lake is a 523 acre lake located in Vilas County. It has a maximum depth of 44 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing.