land forms of deposition

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  • depositional landforms
    • braiding
      • forced to divide into several channels after a sudden fall in  discharge
      • deposite of load in channel
        • Eyots
    • Deltas
      • deposition of load in mouth of river
      • split by depostion into channels
        • distributries
      • classified according to shape
        • arcuate
        • bird's foot
        • cuspate
    • floodplain
      • are onto which a river floods
      • thin layer of alluvium deposited each time causing depth of accretion to increase.
    • Levee
      • build up of coarser sediment on banks as it over flows onto the floodplain
        • small natural embankments


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