Formation of an Ox-Bow Lake

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Formation of an Ox-Bow Lake:

An Ox-Bow lake is created in a lower course or in the later ages of a river. In this stage, the river has a large water volume which is trying to find the fastest way to the mouth of the river to be deposited into the sea. It has a very large and flat floodplain which is also known as a basin or a valley floor. This allows the water to be contained in a larger river.

The lateral erosion and the fact there is a lot of deposition in the later stages of a river, means that meanders are formed. This is a curve in the river where the fast


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