Braided River – Todd river
Transports coarse and medium sand originating from the granite areas on the north side of the Macdonnell Ranges, Australia. Where there are constrictions, the river occupies a single channel, but in unconfined ranges, it may form braids and islands. The river is dry for much of the time and some of the braid bars and eyots are stable long enough for river red gums to become established.
Delta – Mississippi Delta
The Mississippi carries 450 tonnes of sediment every year. The formation of the Mississippi delta has occurred where the river has continued to build levees out to sea. The less dense river water flows out across the surface of the more dense sea water, slowly spreading out. Alluvial material is deposited at…