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Water on the land ­ Formations

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1. Current is faster on the outside of the bend ­ less friction (deeper channel)
2. More erosion takes place on the outside of the bend ­ river cliffs
3. Current slower on inside of the bend ­ more friction (shallower)
4. Eroded…

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1. Softer rock eroded more than the hard rock
2. Softer rock eroded more and more
3. Steep drop is eventually created ­ waterfall
4. Hard rock is undercut by erosion ­ unsupported so collapses
5. Collapsed rock swirled around and erode softer rock by abrasion ­ plunge pool
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2. There are 3 main types: - Arcuate (fan shaped), Cuspate (tooth shaped), and Birds Foot

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