GCSE Rivers Quiz

What frequently forms infront of a waterfall
A gorge
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Name a feature of erosion AND deposition
An oxbowlake
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Where is maximum flow, speed, power, and erosion.
Outside of a river band
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Why does an oxbow lake form?
2 meanders erode until they eventually meet
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Where is a plunge pool?
Underneath a waterfall
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Why doesn't water flow around an oxbow lake?
Deposition prvents water flowing around. It flows straight
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What is abrasion?
Where rocks rub, like sandpaper, on other rocks and become smaller and smoother. Eroded particles are removed
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What causes a gorge to form?
When a waterfall retreats inland; erodin backwards
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What is saltation?
Where particles are picked up, moved a small distance and dropped again. Like a leap frog action.
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How can river flooding be prevented?
By building levees, planting trees and using gabions
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Name a feature of erosion AND deposition

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An oxbowlake

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Where is maximum flow, speed, power, and erosion.

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Why does an oxbow lake form?

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Card 5

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Where is a plunge pool?

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