How a meander is formed on the middle section of a river

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  • How is a meander formed on the middle section of a river
    • a meander is a bend in the river
    • water flows faster on the outside because it has further to go. Abrasion happens where the rocks scrape the river bed so does hydraulic action and attrition
    • Erosion and deposition work together at the same time
    • rocks are deposited here because the water is not strong enough to carry the rocks, small beaches can be formed
    • eventually oxe bow lakes are formed

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