- Braided channels
- Braiding occurs when a river is forced to split into several channels separated by islands.
- It is a feature of rivers that are supplied with large loads of sand and gravel.
- And when the river has variable discharges
- The banks formed from these are usually unstable and easily eroded
- This makes the channel very wide
- The river can become choked, with sandbars that are constantly changing position
- Braiding can also occur in semi arid areas that receive water from mountains. And...
- In glacial streams that have a variable annual discharge, as temperature drops, load is dropped.